A couple of months ago, the Owensboro Help Office reached out for help. The Help Office was within days of running out of food in their pantry. Many Owensboro families depend on the Help Office to feed their families. The Help Office of Owensboro provides food and clothing for families in need but according to the Help Office, 90 percent of the families are in need of food.
The Cromwell Radio Group organized an intense drive to encourage the public to donate canned food items and non perishables. The public immediately responded to the call out for help and showed up with donations. Every day, people poured in to the office at 1115 Tamarack Road with sacks full, boxes full, trunks full, and sometimes trucks full of items. Our goal was to cram the studio so full of items, that it would look like a grocery store. The reaction was much higher than anticipated and the Cromwell Radio group made several trips because there were too many items to keep on site. Two very generous donations came from The Owensboro American Legion and the Legion Riders. Together they donated $1000.00 in canned goods. They challenged the VFW Post in Owensboro, and recently, the VFW delivered a $1000.00 dollar check to the Owensboro Help Office
The Cromwell Radio Group pushed the drive on air and online. The director of the Help Office told the Cromwell Radio Group that the drive was the second largest of the year and the largest personal drive. The largest comes from Owensboro Health Hospital.
Board Member Reid Haire sent the following thank you note to the Cromwell Radio Group:
“Dear Cromwell Radio Group.
As a board member for the Help Office of Owensboro, I would like to sincerely thank you for your outpouring of generosity for our organization. As a result of your tremendous efforts. Hundreds of people in our area will have food on their table. Your initiative and your dedication and your selfless service generated thousands of dollars of precious food. From the bottom of my heart, you have my most grateful appreciation.