You guys never cease to amaze me. Never.
We had a “spirited” afternoon on “The Reality Check” today, discussing Joe Flacco’s comments regarding The Wildcat offense and plays where he lines up at wide receiver.
But well before that, I had the pleasure of visiting SARC in Bel Air to drop off all of the canned goods you guys so kindly donated to the great charity. There were roughly 2,500 canned goods total, enough to essentially fill the conference room at SARC. Pictured below are members of the staff at SARC, our friend Rick Donovan from Enoch Office Equipment (who so kindly donated his time today to help us take the cans to Harford County) and only a SMALL part of the donation you all made.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your generosity. I am always so humbled by all of you who care so much not only about local sports but about our local community. As Drew Forrester and I often say, we are not WNST-we’re just the goofs with the microphones in front of us. All of you make up WNST and we couldn’t be more grateful that you all care so much about making this happen every year.
Thanks to the entire WNST staff. Drew, Luke Jones, Nestor Aparicio, Drew Forrester, Ryan Chell, Thyrl Nelson, Peter DiLutis, Paul Kopelke, Ashley Bishoff, Brett Dickinson, Barry Kamen, Jeff Kryglik and our many interns for helping to get the word out, collect, organize, lift and transport cans. Thanks to our wonderful partners Enoch Office Equipment, Navy football, David’s 1st & 10, Greenmount Station and Buffalo Wild Wings (Owings Mills, White Marsh and Bel Air) for partnering with us or allowing us to collect cans at their establishments.
A major thank you also goes out to UFC light heavyweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones for donating his time to help us collect cans, as well as Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe and WR Marlon Brown. Also to 24×7 Booking, The Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, the Baltimore Arena and many more for providing us incentives to help collect cans.
We’re not done. After Thanksgiving, Drew & I will announce plans for our annual coat drive-where we’ll take care of another great area charity-The Helping Up Mission downtown.
As I close, I received this letter tonight from the Executive Director of SARC. It was equally humbling. I cannot tell you how much each and every one of you mean to us. Thank you again.
Dear WNST Listeners:
We here at SARC are overwhelmed with gratitude due to your generosity. The incredible amount of items you donated to the food pantry through the WNST Radio Station food drive this fall is just amazing! Because of you, many SARC clients and their families will be able to celebrate the holidays in a safe and loving place, no longer scared of the violence that has touched their lives.
SARC is Harford County’s resource that brings hope to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking. Your willingness to help members of the community weather the crises in their lives makes all the difference for these families. Because of caring donors such as you, SARC has been able to provide 107 children, just this year, with a place to live and feel safe. Your donation will allow the staff and volunteers here at SARC to continue providing support to other families as well.
Moving forward, we would love to keep you involved with SARC’s mission to create a society free from abuse and fear by inviting you to participate in the 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event scheduled for April, 2014. WNST listeners can register to walk a mile in high heeled shoes through the streets of downtown Bel Air, or support a walker who is stepping up to address the issue of sexual assault. When good people take a public stand against violence, they give their peers permission to do the same. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® raises money for SARC, supporting violence prevention initiatives and services to clients.
Allow us to keep you in the loop with Facebook and Linkedin postings (search SARCharfordcounty.) You can visit SARC’s website, www.sarc-maryland.org, e-mail us or call us at 410-836-8431 for more information.
Again, THANK YOU! From all of us here at SARC, have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.