In an effort to bring much-needed relief to a devastated country, Christian radio station 106.9 the Light is planning an on-air pledge drive on Tuesday, February 2.
Funds raised will support ongoing ministry in Haiti being conducted by Boone, N.C.-based Christian international relief agency Samaritan’s Purse, which has been in Haiti since directly after the destructive January 12 earthquake.
From 6 a.m. until 7 p.m., personalities on 106.9 the Light will be sharing updates on the progress already being made in Haiti and how support from listeners will help relieve even more suffering.
The goal is to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hurting people affected by the earthquakes of Haiti. The fund drive will ask listeners to help meet the immediate needs of a Haitian family of six for $150, which includes temporary shelter, clean water, a medical supply kit, and emergency supplies (blankets, hygiene kits, etc.).
Thanks to a new bill passed by Congress, gifts made through February 28, 2010, for Haiti earthquake relief are eligible for a deduction on 2009 tax returns. All gifts will go to helping earthquake victims in Haiti through Samaritan’s Purse.
To learn more about what Samaritan’s Purse is doing today for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, visit www.samaritanspurse.com.
Founded by Billy and Ruth Graham in 1962, 106.9 the Light’s mission is to lead as many people as possible into a personal and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. The station broadcasts from its studios in Asheville, N.C. to portions of seven states and around the world on the Internet at www.1069thelight.org.
To give, listeners and supporters can visit www.1069thelight.org or call 800-293-1069.