Positive Life Radio Listeners Sponsor 272 Tons of Rice
Listeners Can Still Help Cambodians
Cambodian families receive rice at a distribution site.
Setan Lee, president of TransformAsia, describes the needs in Cambodia.
Volunteers take listener pledges during the Rice for Cambodia Campaign.
Decades after the regime of dictator Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, among the poorest of nations, still struggles to recover. During the 14th annual Rice for Cambodia Campaign, which recently ended, Positive Life Radio listeners pledged more than $163,000 toward the purchase of rice to feed families in need in this country that’s been marked by war, poverty, and hunger.
“We called in a pledge for 2 tons of rice,” one listener said. “As I paid the $45 bill for our dinner at a Chinese restaurant, the impact of what that same $45 could do in Cambodia convicted me to do more. The thought of Rice for Cambodia distributing the final bag of rice next spring and potentially having to turn families away is enough for me to find a way to provide the funding for this additional 2 tons of rice.”
“The amazing response from our listeners tells me they truly understand what Jesus was trying to tell us—about thinking outside of ourselves and helping others in need,” says Kevin Krueger, general manager. “I’m honored to be a part of this extended family.”
During the three-day campaign, station employees were joined by volunteers and student workers. Also part of the event were TransformAsia and Musicianaries—partnering organizations that help fund and distribute the rice. The amount raised during this year’s campaign will buy about 272 tons of rice, which will be distributed next year.
It’s not too late to participate. For more information, visit Positive Life Radio online at www.plr.org, or call 1-800-355-4757. Positive Life Radio is located on the campus of Walla Walla University.
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