Purtan hosts annual WOMC Radiothon

By Annie Stodola

TROY — Dick Purtan of 104.3 WOMC is hosting his 23rd annual Dick Purtan Radiothon on Feb. 26 at Oakland Mall.

    Purtan, who recently announced his upcoming retirement, conducts a radiothon each year to raise money for the Eastern Michigan Division of the Salvation Army. 

    Since the event began, it has raised about $22 million for the Salvation Army. 

    All proceeds from the radiothon go to the Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Club. The Bed and Bread Club helps serve 5,000 meals each day and houses 570 people. 

    The Bed and Bread Club truck travels through Detroit to provide meals to people in downtown Detroit. Many people utilize the service when they are out looking for work.

    To become a member of the Bread and Butter Club, visit www.usc.salvationarmy.org. Members give at least $10 a month or a total of $120 a year. 

    Additionally, throughout the month of February, for each 24 oz. loaf of buttercrust white bread purchased, Kroger will donate a loaf of bread to the Salvation Army.

    To donate to the radiothon, visit womc.org.