Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Help Send a City Kid to Summer Camp

The department will hold its annual radiothon fundraiser on Thursday, May 9, to help pay for city children to attend summer camp.
     “This is a great opportunity for area residents to have a real positive impact on our community’s youth and their development,” said Dr. Norman C. Merrifield, PRCF director. "By helping us provide the summer camp experience for Richmond’s children, you are providing them with positive, educational leisure this summer that will expose them to new experiences and fun.”
      The radiothon, held in conjunction with Radio One and the Enrichmond Foundation, will kick off at 10 a.m. on 92.1FM iPOWER, 99.3FM and 105.7FM KISS, and 104.7FM PRAISE. Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones will be on the air to lead off the radiothon and encourage listeners to donate to help the department reach its goal of raising $25,000 in funding to enable children without financial resources attend summer camp. The public is encouraged to tune in to one of the Radio One stations and call 804-521-8400 to make a donation.
     Callers who make a donation of $25 or more can also have their musical request played on either iPower or KISS as well as have their name or organization mentioned on the air. In addition, everyone who donates $250 or more will be entered into a drawing to receive two tickets to the 9th Annual Stone Soul Music and Food Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Richmond International Raceway.
     Donations can also be made anytime online at, and all donations are tax deductible.