Photo: Curtis Paul / WJR
LAKE ORION, Michigan, November 21, 2022 ~ 760 WJR teamed with the Celani Family Foundation today for the 9th Annual Hunger-Free in The D Radiothon. Through the generosity of our community, the day’s campaign has so far raised $353,000 to help end food insecurity in Southeast Michigan.
“I am so proud of how our WJR family of listeners, advertisers, and employees stepped up today to help those less fortunate,” said 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith. “Through their generosity, many more struggling families across our region will have the food they need to nourish themselves, their children, and our community. God bless Tom and Vicki Celani and The Celani Family Foundation for once again starting us off with their $200,000 matching gift!“
November 21, 2022 ~ Tom and Vicki Celani, founders of the Celani Family Foundation, talk to Paul W. about their work in the community, and they thank everyone for helping them with Hunger-Free in the D.
November 21, 2022 ~ Tom Mittelbrun, executive director of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and Jim Peltier, assistant business manager of the Electrical Workers IBEW Local 58, talk to Paul W. about their support for Hunger-Free in the D.
November 21, 2022 ~ Gerry Brisson, president and CEO of Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Dario Bergamo talk to Paul W. about Hunger-Free the D, and Gerry says he is thankful for Tom Celani and Dario Bergamo’s work on this effort.
November 21, 2022 ~ Brother Gary Wegner, executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and Tom Celani, founder of the Celani Family Foundation, talk about their commitment to feeding the hungry.
(CONTINUED) Donations from the day will go to help those who benefit from the work of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Gleaners Community Food Bank.
Gleaners serves five Southeast Michigan counties, offering food to more than 600 partner schools, soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other agencies. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen works to provide basic needs to the homeless and low-income families, while also working to inspire minds and nourish spirits.
The Celani Family Foundation was founded in 2014 by Tom and Vicki Celani as a charity dedicated to addressing the needs of youth and fighting hunger. Through both Hunger-Free in The D and their annual Cars & Cigars event, the foundation has raised over $8 million in charitable donations.
Learn more and find out how you can help by visiting HungerFreeInTheD.com.
November 21, 2022 ~ “The Paul W. Smith Show” broadcasts live from Palazzo di Bocce in Lake Orion for the Hunger-Free in The D Radiothon. Photo: Curtis Paul / WJR
November 21, 2022 ~ 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith and the Celani Family Foundation present the Hunger-Free in The D Radiothon live from Palazzo di Bocce in Lake Orion. Efforts from the day raised funds for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Gleaners Community Food Bank. Find more information and contribute at HungerFreeInTheD.com.
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