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Longport Media stations raise cash and food for local charities

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LINWOOD -          Longport Media’s 103.7 WMGM Rocks’ Operation Help event, and 1400 AM WOND’s “Angel of the Airwaves” Barbara Altman collectively raised over $12,735 in monetary donations and 2.2 tons of food & supplies for families in need this holiday season.  The events, which took place Thanksgiving week, benefited The Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the Jewish Family Services (JFS) Food Pantry and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City.

          “We are so very grateful for Longport Media’s commitment in helping raise awareness for this important issue that we face in our own community,” said Margie Barham, , executive director of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch. “Superstorm Sandy had a devastating effect on our area Food Banks last year and recovery has been challenging. But thanks to the generosity of the community, Operation Help and Barbara Altman we can help those who have found themselves in need of food and other services. These annual events show that when times get tough we are all in this together to help our neighbors.”

           Celebrating its sixth year, 103.7 WMGM’s Operation Help – led by morning-show team JoJo & Scotty – rallied their loyal listeners to raise 2.2 tons of food and supplies for The Community FoodBank, while they camped outside Chickie’s & Pete’s in Egg Harbor Township for five days, accepting donations 24-hours a day.   Longport Media personalities Don Williams, Bob Burns, as well 1400AM WOND’s Pinky Kravitz, who spearheaded a generous donation of 100 turkeys by George Siganos of Siganos Property Management and his family, were all on-hand to support the event this year.  

            Atlantic City’s beloved radio personality and host of “The Front Porch” on WOND, Barbara Altman, raised over $12,000 in cash donations benefiting the CFBNJ, in addition to making generous donations to Jewish Family Services and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City.  Known as the “Angel of the Airwaves,” Altman has been fundraising for these area-charities each year around the holidays to help those in need.
           “This year, all our stations at Longport Media got together to support those within our local community and it has been one of our most successful events to date,” explains Dave Coskey, President of Longport Media.  “All the on-air personalities across all our stations played a significant role in the exceptional turnout this year – especially JoJo & Scotty, Barbara and Pinky – and we are proud to present our donation to The Community FoodBank and help make the holidays a little brighter for those here in South Jersey.”

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