Alpha Media, Saginaw Raises Over $46,000 for Rescue Ministries
Alpha Media, Saginaw, MI., stations held a 12-hour radiothon Wednesday, December 19th to raise money for Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan which operates two local homeless shelters. A goal of $45,000 was set for the radiothon, but when the day was done the stations had raised $46,242.
The money raised will provide 1,541 nights of shelter and care for homeless individuals. The average cost of providing housing, food and care is $30 a day at Good Samaritan Rescue Mission in Bay City and City Rescue Mission in Saginaw. In the 13 years the Saginaw cluster has been doing the radiothons, more than a half million dollars has been raised to house the homeless.
Alpha Media, Saginaw Operations Manager, Dave Maurer commented on the announcement, “I can recall one emotional moment in the final hour when the stations were making strong appeals to exceed the goal when a volunteer in the phone room was moved to tears when a single listener contributed $1,500 after the caller heard accounts on the air from residents currently staying at the shelters and from those who had moved on and turned their lives around. I am so proud of our staff and community for coming together and helping to make a difference.”