SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Local radio stations 1230 WSOK and LOVE 101.1 held a live radio-thon today in support of the sugar refinery explosion victims and their families. The stations teamed up with St. John's Baptist Church on Hartridge Street of Savannah and the United Way of the Coastal Empire.
"This is the way that a community comes together to show support and show that we care about families that are going through some problems, some tragedies in their lives and this is our way of giving back and being a part of their family and the entire community," said Gary Young, program director for both Love 101.1 and WSOK radio stations.
"We need to let our families know within our city that there are people regardless of race, creed, nationality, gender, or denominational background willing to reach out and help them because we have all been affected in some way," said Pastor George P. Lee III of St. John's Baptist. "Whether its through seeing it on the television or hearing about it on the radio, our hearts go out to them and we want them to know that there are persons in the Savannah area who love and support them through these tragic and dark hours, to allow us to share the love that Christ has placed inside of us with each of them."
United Way accepted cash donations and offered listeners an opportunity to call in and donate with credit cards. Many local choirs, soloists, and musical groups came out to perform.
Our very own Dawn Baker was there to host the event along with E. Larry McDuffie from 1pm to 3pm.