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The WIBC Radiothon Benefiting The Salvation Army Starts Friday

This year's goal is to raise $250,000 for the Salvation Army's Bed and Bread Club® to provide food and shelter to those in need.

INDIANAPOLIS -- 93 WIBC is teaming up with the Salvation Army Indiana Division for a two day, on-air fundraising campaign to help those in need.

The 23rd annual WIBC Radiothon benefits the Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Club® and is presented by FasTrack Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Mechanical.

The event begins at 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 and runs through 6  p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

The broadcast will be split between the lobby of Emmis Communications on Monument Circle and Sullivan Hardware at 6955 North Keystone Avenue in Indianapolis.

The Bread and Bed Club® provides food and a place to stay for those without a home, including women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

“In 2016, we had more than 300,000 meals served and over 128,000 safe nights of shelter.  The WIBC Radiothon is absolutely essential because the money raised helps through the entire year,” says Samantha Hyde, Interim Director of Community Relations with the Salvation Army Indiana Division.

The goal for this year’s WIBC Radiothon is $250,000. 

Be sure to follow 93 WIBC on Twitter @93WIBC and look for the hashtag #WIBCRadiothon to keep up on prize packs, as well as special guests throughout the broadcast.

The phone number to make your donation through the Kroger® phone bank is 1-877-717-3223.   You can also text the word HOOSIER to 41444.

To find out more about the Salvation Army click HERE.

Photos courtesy of Salvation Army Indiana Division

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