WLRN Raises Funds to Feed More than 600 Children in Haiti

Thanks to the generosity of Friends of WLRN and WLRN 91.3 radio, more than 600 children will be fed for six months.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2011) — Thanks to the generosity of Friends of WLRN and 91.3 WLRN’s radio listeners, the South Florida public radio station raised enough money to feed more than 600 children in Haiti for six months. For the second time this year, this much-needed assistance has come during a time when soaring food and fuel prices are putting a strain on nonprofits. 

“Words cannot express the gratitude Food For The Poor has for the Friends of WLRN and 91.3 WLRN for helping us to provide food to feed hundreds of children in Haiti,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “This is a tremendous blessing and many lives will be saved as a result.”

Through the station’s generosity in three previous campaigns, more than 2,000 children were fed through Food For The Poor’s feeding programs. In Haiti, more than half of the population, including two-thirds of the children, suffers from malnutrition. In Haiti, 76 of every 1,000 children die before reaching their fifth birthday.

“Starving children in this world is a tragedy and unfortunately is the harsh reality of thousands of children in Haiti,” said Wagner Previato, Director of Marketing and Membership for Friends of WLRN. “We are thankful to our members in South Florida and humbled for the opportunity to help feed Haitian children through the Food For The Poor program.”

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Wanda Wright
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.com