The fundraising venture, which will conclude with a radiothon at Pikeville Medical Center from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, will benefit the American Red Cross and its efforts to assist the Haitian people.
“We are extremely pleased with the response from local businesses, churches, and civic organizations,” said Cindy May Johnson, vice president of East Kentucky Broadcasting. “The people of our region know firsthand the obstacles faced by those during a natural disaster. We are very confident that this fundraising campaign will be very successful.”
More than 150 donation containers have been placed throughout the region, including all Food City, Appalachian Wireless, Double Kwik, Quality Foods, Economy Drug, Velocity Market and Cardinal Mart locations. Additionally, containers can be found at Harley Davidson of Pikeville, Honda of Prestonsburg, Roy F. Collier Community Center in Inez, Family Bank, Infamous, Knott County Sports Complex, First Common-wealth Bank, Holly Hills Footwear at Hindman, Sub-way, Maggard’s Furniture, Rogers Petroleum/Autobahn Stores, Jewelry Doctors, Pike Automotive, and Quizno’s. More locations are becoming available daily.
All proceeds from the event will go to the American Red Cross.
Randy Johnson, a chaplain at Pikeville Medical Center, has distributed donation containers to local churches. “The Pike County Ministerial Association has opened their arms to our efforts,” Randy Johnson said. “We encourage all Christians to join us as we help the American Red Cross with its efforts to help the Haitian people rebuild their lives.”