Positive Life Radio Listeners to Buy 333 Tons of Rice for Cambodians
More Than $200,00 Pledged
By: Sali Miller
With hearts and pocketbooks, Positive Life Radio 91.3 listeners quickly bridged the 7,500 miles from the West Coast of the United States to Cambodia. During 13th annual Rice for Cambodia Campaign, which recently ended, more than 1,000 listeners pledged $200,150 toward the purchase of rice to feed families in a country that’s been marked by war, poverty and hunger.
“At a time when the need in Cambodia is greater than ever, the Positive Life Radio family comes through with more help than ever,” said Kevin Krueger, general manager. “The pledge total is enough to purchase 333 tons of rice. That’s enough to feed 13,320 families for a month, or more than 1,000 families for an entire year.”
This year’s pledges total more than $40,000 above last year’s campaign, and are nearly $10,000 more than the previous record in 2008.
During the three-day campaign, station employees were joined by volunteers and student workers. Also part of the event were TransformAsia (www.transformasia.us) and Musicianaries (www.musicianaries.org)—partnering organizations that help fund and distribute the rice.
“Praise God for His incredible blessing,” said Setan Lee, president of TransformAsia.
“We just can’t believe the enormous outpouring,” said Lee Michaels, president of Musicianaries. “Heartfelt thanks to each one who helped out.”
The rice will be distributed next year. For more information about the campaign, call Positive Life Radio at 1-800-355-4757, or visit www.plr.org. Positive Life Radio is located on the campus of Walla Walla University.
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