Entercom Hartford “Feed CT” Radiothon to Benefit The Salvation Army COVID-19 Response
Entercom Hartford will host a 12-hour radiothon on all four of its Connecticut radio stations on Giving Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The radiothon, entitled “Feed CT” will support The Salvation Army’s COVID-19 Emergency Disaster Services response, providing emergency food boxes for Connecticut residents in need. “Feed CT” will run from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on WTIC Newstalk 1080, Lite 100.5 WRCH, 96.5 TIC, and HOT 93.7.
“Entercom Hartford is honored to partner with the Salvation Army and this great initiative to Feed CT,” said Stephanie Perl, Senior VP/Market Manager with Entercom Hartford. “There is no more significant time than right now to join in this great cause. To do our part and make a significant social impact, Entercom Hartford, through our ‘Giving Tuesday’ initiative, plans to provide our local community with more than 25,000 meals.”
As food insecurity increases, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services department has organized food distribution hubs throughout the state of Connecticut to enhance the flow of much-needed resources to residents in need. Food boxes are packed from deliveries of donated items as well as food purchased through donations. These disaster food boxes contain shelf-stable food like pasta, canned vegetables, and cereal that can be used to make 30-35 meals for a household. Dollars raised during the radiothon will directly benefit those in need throughout Connecticut communities.
“We are super excited that Entercom Hartford is going to help us feed families in CT through its ‘Feed Connecticut’ Radiothon on Giving Tuesday,” said Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division, serving CT & RI. “We continue to see increasing numbers of families come to our centers in need of food, and we continue to struggle to find enough food to meet that need. The 25,000 boxes of food we hope to collect will be a huge impact on our efforts to supply food to families in CT.”
Text FEEDCT to 71777
Phone: (860) 702-0000
Virtual Food Dive Page: https://give.salvationarmy.org/CovidRelief
Connecticut Stats – Salvation Army COVID-19 Response March 23, 2020 – April 24, 2020
EDS Boxes- 4454
Food Bags- 9685
Emotional Spiritual Care- 493
National Salvation Army COVID-19 Response:
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About Entercom Hartford:
Entercom Hartford’s massive signals and mainstream format reach more than 1 in 4 Connecticut residents each week. Their portfolio includes three consistently top-ranked music stations in all key demos and dayparts, and the only 24-hour radio newsroom between Boston and New York. Live and local, Entercom Hartford is proud to host heritage events that bring the community together. Entercom Harford is your source for integrated programs that span on-air, digital and live experiences.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit ctri.SalvationArmy.org SalvationArmyUSA.org.