WAMC Helps People In Need And Reduces Carbon Footprint

Feb 11, 2019

ALBANY, NY (02/11/2019) WAMC Northeast Public Radio's February Fund Drive mobilized listeners to help provide shelter to the homeless, diapers to children and aid in the reduction of carbon pollution.

WAMC ended the Fund Drive on 2/11/16 at 6:00 p.m., raising $1,006,298.49 in twelve hours and a Locked Box.

WAMC partnered with The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation and Joseph's House & Shelter to provide 1,800 nights of emergency shelter. Joseph's House & Shelter in Troy provides meals, access to personal care, medical and dental care, legal services and other support to keep the homeless off the streets.

The Fox Foundation also helped to provide 45,000 diapers to babies in the region. The diapers will be distributed by The Food Pantries for the Capital District.

"Thanks of course to everyone who pledged and helped out and did this amazing, beautiful, and incredible thing" said Joe Donahue, Roundtable Host/Senior Advisor. "Thanks to our partners at the Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, The Food Pantries for the Capital District as well as Joseph's House & Shelter and the others. The love was amazing and it feels really really good."

The Adirondack Council also partnered with WAMC and it's supporters to keep 100 tons of carbon pollution out of the atmosphere.

"We are so grateful for the support of our listeners, from those who contributed to The Locked Box, to those who helped during the drive, we are extremely grateful and we thank you" said Dr. Alan Chartock, WAMC's President and CEO. A tremendous thanks to the following businesses that help make our Fund Drive happen by donating to feed our volunteers, or thank-you gifts for all of our donors:

Cabot Cheese

Guthrie Center

Historic Hyde Park-FDR Library

Larry's All Natural

Mill on The Floss Restaurant

Mother Myricks

Nocturnal Cookies

Open Door Bookstore

Performing Arts of Woodstock

SoCo Creamery

SPAC

Step Up Presents

The Olde English Pub

Trattoria Rustica

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Vermont Coffee

Vermont Moonlight Cookies

White Management /Bountiful Bread

WAMC Northeast Public Radio is a non-commercial, public radio station and nonprofit organization that presents award-winning news and cultural programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WAMC's listening area reaches parts of seven states, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire; as well as parts of Canada. With over 400,000 monthly listeners, WAMC ranks among the most-listened-to public radio stations in the United States. WAMC is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. For more information on WAMC, please visit www.wamc.org or call 518.465.5233.

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