What a Radiothon!
The event kicked off at Emmis Communications at 6:00 am with Indy's Morning News, which featured an interview with Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Executive VP & Chief Brand Officer. She is also the first woman to ever serve as Chairman of The Salvation Army's National Advisory Board. Along with the Indiana Division's own Major John Turner and Indy Car driver Joseph Newgarden, they described to the WIBC listeners the many needs that The Salvation Army is able to address through its varied programs and services.
Later in the morning, host Greg Garrison was joined on air by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, who spoke of the specific needs that Hoosiers in central Indiana face during the harsh winter months and throughout the year. Vietnam veteran Chuck Crist was also on hand to discuss his personal experiences with The Salvation Army while in the US Air Force and ...
Steve Klipsch is a Salvation Army Advisory Board member who supports the Indiana Division in many ways:
"The reason why I'm involved is because it affects the community in such a big way and no matter what your issue is, no matter what your concern is, The Salvation Army is there and making a difference. It is just such a comprehensive way to do so much good and it doesn't take very much to do good."
Another great prize pack for a lucky donor who makes their pledge between 4 pm and 6 pm today. Make any donation and you are entered to win:
- Four tickets to IU v. Kennesaw State at Assembly Hall
- IU gear
- Tom Crean bobble head
- $100 Ricker's gas card to get you to the game
Make your pledge for the chance to win!
(As told by William Murphy)
Our family’s connection with The Salvation Army goes back to the early 80s when I was first introduced to them through my association with the Northside Kiwanis Club. That particular club had a designated purpose every year to collect the most money of any Kiwanis club (or service club) for the Salvation Army in Indianapolis.
As I was just starting my CPA practice at that time, and it seemed a natural to get involved with such a great project. What we all quickly found was bell ringing was not just another volunteer assignment but transformation of raising money for those less fortunate. Turning actions into smiles from both children and adults we were able to really make a difference in other people’s lives.
The club primarily focused on Castleton Mall as the key area to set up our kettles. Several of the more senior members organized ...