DeBella Veterans Radiothon Hailed a Huge Success
June 20, 2011
The 5th Annual John DeBella Veterans Radiothon broadcast live from 6am to 6pm from outside of the National Constitution Center was a huge success. Hosted by morning man, John DeBella, this year’s Radiothon has already raised over $86, 000 to benefit the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center (PVMSEC). Those interested can make a secure online donation at wmgk.com.
WMGK’s official TV partner for this year’s Radiothon, Fox 29, did live reports from outside of the Constitution Center throughout the event.
The main goal of the Radiothon is to raise funds for the PVMSEC. The PVMSEC embraces new and old veterans and helps them with any issues they have after returning from the battlefield. Recent Veterans, those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, face an extremely difficult situation. They carry the emotional and physical baggage of war with them while returning to America’s tenuous economic and employment situation.
The following guests called in to voice their support for the Radiothon:
General Colin Powell, Rockers Eddie Money & Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant, Governor Tom Corbett, Billy Gardell (CBS’ Mike and Molly), game-show host, Bob Barker.
Prizes were awarded to the person making the highest donation by phone each hour. Items included: Front row tickets to Elton John; Water Club/Borgata stay, dinner & concert package; tickets and round-trip limo to David Letterman; autographed guitars signed by Paul Rodgers (Bad Co.), Little Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band), Alice Cooper; Four Seasons Philadelphia Bed and Breakfast Package.