BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO), in conjunction with KENA 104.1, held the 2nd annual Radiothon last Thursday and raised a record-breaking amount for the organization. HSO was set up on the front lawn of the radio station to give citizens a chance to meet the volunteers, learn about their programs, and donate money for the care of animals within the Humane Society. The total money raised during the event was $9470, which included a matching donation from co-sponsor, Modern Woodmen, a fraternal financial non-profit insurance company, established in the 1800’s.
Before the Radiothon, HSO held an annual bowl-a-thon as their yearly fundraiser, however, when the local bowling alley closed, they sought other options and the Radiothon was born.
Michael Povey, ad hoc board member and the cruelty and neglect officer for HSO expressed HSO’s gratitude for all of their business and individual sponsors.
Povey explained that donations poured in from all over the country. “Besides all of the local donations, one donation came from New York and another came from Nevada,” Povey said.
Their next fundraising event will be a rummage sale to be held at the Elks Lodge on Friday and Saturday, September 4-5, from 8 a.m. – 4p.m. each day.