United Way Radiothon Set for Thursday

United Way Radiothon Set for Thursday
January 25th, 2023 | rmurphy

Radio airwaves throughout Western Nebraska are set for the annual United Way Radiothon on Thursday, January 26th from 7 am to 6 pm. Rural Radio, Eagle Communications, Chadrad and KSID stations are uniting together for one day to raise funds to benefit United Way of Western Nebraska and the nonprofit partners United Way funds. Donations from the Radiothon will help United Way get closer to their $400,000 campaign goal!

Volunteers will be answering the phones at Main Street Market to accept donations for United Way. The local radio stations will be broadcasting throughout the day with United Way partner agency interviews and updates. Hourly prizes donated by generous local businesses will be announced and given away throughout the day to encourage donating to United Way of Western Nebraska. United Way Board, Staff, representatives from funded agencies and volunteers will be on site accepting phone-in pledges and walk-in donations. 

Donors at the Community Partner level of $12.50 or more per month (or a one-time donation of $150 or more) will receive a commemorative Radiothon t-shirt and have the opportunity to win gift cards throughout the day. Donations are welcome via credit card, debit card, cash or check with options for a one-time donation or recurring monthly donations. The dollars raised support United Way community impact work and help fund local programs and organizations who help families in need in our communities.

Throughout the day many of the 27 programs that are currently funded by United Way of Western Nebraska will be on air talking about their programs, the services they provide and the importance of the United Way funding they receive to help carry out their work. Radiothon donations will be distributed to the area where those donors live to ensure their donor dollars stay in their communities.

Individuals, families, businesses or service organizations wanting to make a donation that day during the Radiothon can do so by calling 308-633-4000. Any pledges prior to the January 26th Radiothon can be made by visiting uwwn.org/radio. 

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