Bracebridge was asked – and it answered the call.
The 2018 Bracebridge Salvation Army Radiothon has concluded with $93,650 donated over three days.
Tony Vanderstelt of Muskoka Lumber became a full-time member of the on-air staff for the three-day event. He helped to lead the charge, getting local challenges going and energizing people to get the phones ringing.
Program Director for Moose FM, Dave Newman kept the drive organized and flowing through the 28 on-air hours.
Other staff keeping things moving included Brock Cunningham and Jenny Hodge.
Ian Robinson of the Bracebridge Salvation Army says the donations are vital to serving the needs of its clients throughout the area.
“I just want to thank all the volunteers and the people in the community that helped us so much this year,” said Robinson
Moose FM went to area grocery stores Friday and Saturday and quickly filled carts for donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Overall, the Cottage Country group of stations raised $231, 671 during each of their radiothon events. Here’s a breakdown of how much was raised in each of the other clusters:
Haliburton Moose 93.5 FM – $33,213 for the Food Banks of Haliburton County
Huntsville Moose 105.5FM – $67,980 combined for both the Salvation Army and Table Soup Kitchen Foundation
Parry Sound Moose 103.7 FM – $36,828 for the Salvation Army
Coast-to-coast, Vista Radio stations have raised nearly a million dollars for local communities.