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9th Annual Roof-A-Thon Event to Benefit American Red Cross

(Scranton, PA September 4, 2014) – Local bands, a silent auction, DJs broadcasting from a roof and the opportunity to win prizes will highlight the 9th Annual Roof-A-Thon which will be held September 12th and 13th from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. at Wendy’s, located at 709 Davis Street in Scranton.

Generously sponsored by Quality Served Fast, Inc., our local Wendy’s franchise and Cumulus Media, all proceeds of the Roof-A-Thon will benefit the Lackawanna County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Sherry Nealon-Williams, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Lackawanna County Chapter commented, “We are extremely grateful to Wendy’s and Cumulus Media for once again, sponsoring this successful and fun event. With their generosity and participation, we are able to continue to support the local community with essential Red Cross programs and services.

Steve Kepic, who operates several Wendy’s restaurants in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties, has announced a special promotion for this year’s event. For each Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger sold at any Wendy’s location in Luzerne or Lackawanna County during both days of the Roof-A-Thon, Wendy’s will donate $1 to the American Red Cross of Lackawanna County. “All of us at Wendy’s, including our employees and customers, are proud to do what we can to help our local Red Cross. It gives us the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for the chapter, while, at the same time, celebrate all that Red Cross does for the community. I hope everyone can come on down to help us,” said Kepic.

Cumulus station 97.9X will be on hand to keep the party going. DJs Hollywood, Tori Thomas, Hot Wings and Eric Zane will broadcast live at various times from the roof of Wendy’s for the two day Roof-A-Thon. Cumulus will also host a silent auction featuring many unique music memorabilia items including: an autographed drum head from Def Leppard, a set of drum sticks autographed by Alice in Chains, an autographed Dave Matthews Band Poster, cd box sets from Nirvana, Ozzy Osborne and AC/DC and much more. Local bands including: Gone Crazy Trio, Graces Downfall, Diamond City Trio, Dani-Elle and Militia will be performing live on both days of the event, thanks to Rock Street Music.

The Calendar Girls of Northeast PA will visit the Roof-a-thon to sell their 2014-2015 annual calendar, with 50% of the proceeds from each sale donated to the American Red Cross.

Throughout the event, Red Cross staff and volunteers will be on-hand with valuable information about lifesaving Red Cross programs and services. The Bloodmobile will be on-site on Friday, Sept. 12th from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. for a blood drive. Donors must be age 17 or older and healthy. Each donor will receive a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin are measured. Additionally, there will be Roof-a-Thon t-shirts for sale with proceeds to benefit the Red Cross and a Bucket Brigade will be collecting donations from drivers passing by.

Volunteers for this 2-day event are still needed. Please call (570) 823-7161.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Lackawanna Chapter, 545 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510. Learn more about the Lackawanna Chapter at Find us on Facebook at