Topeka, KS, Monday, March 10, 2014 — Tune in Friday, March 14, 2014 during Red Cross Month to the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Radiothon on Country Legends 106.9 broadcast live from Topeka Fire Department #5 from 6:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
The 14-hour live Radiothon on Country Legends 106.9 showcases the American Red Cross and the testimonials from community members and families whose lives were affected by an emergency situation or a disaster in the communities we serve.
In addition to raising funds, the Red Cross will be hosting free preparedness trainings at the top of each hour from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The workshops will last 20-30 minutes and will assist individuals and families in creating preparedness plans, identifying items needed in a preparedness kit, and learning how Red Cross mobile apps can be used before, during, and after a disaster. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a weather radio as spring storm season approaches.
“I am so proud of our continued partnership with the American Red Cross and the amazing response we get from our listeners and clients who are helping those who need it,” said Jim Allan, General Manager, Country Legends 106.9 and Board Chair, Kansas Capital Area Chapter. “The Red Cross makes a huge impact in our communities and provides support to those affected by emergencies every single day.”
The Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need, they aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Money raised from the Radiothon stays right here in northeast Kansas. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar given to the Red Cross is invested in helping people in need.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.