I was traveling out of the country when the Broadcasters Foundation of America launched its annual holiday giving campaign, so I’m mentioning this a bit tardily, but please consider becoming a member of the organization.
BFA helps broadcasters who have serious needs: “Current recipients include the family of a 20-year broadcast veteran who died of a sudden massive stroke, leaving two children and a wife who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis; an elderly couple who have outlived their savings and are saddled with enormous medical costs; and a man who in the prime of his life and at the peak of his career became paralyzed by a tragic accident that has left him confined to a wheelchair.”
The good folks at the foundation will distribute $675,000 in assistance this year, a 35 percent increase over last year. Yet “more requests for aid arrive every day.”
“Our challenge is that we are distributing grants at a faster pace than we are amassing donations,” President Jim Thompson stated in the announcement.
Individual membership is $150 a year. I joined today. To make a donation, click here. Thanks.