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LOOMIS, Calif., Sept. 26, 2016 /Christian Newswire
/ -- More than 2,500 listeners pledged donations of over $950,000 during Immaculate Heart Radio's quarterly fundraiser -- the listener supported radio outreach relies solely on financial support from listeners to maintain its operations. As an added result of the pledge drive and in partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach, 800 children in Sierra Leone will receive three meals a day for a year.
"It was quite a week," said Doug Sherman, President and Founder of Immaculate Heart Radio. "And one of our best ever pledge drives - not only did we exceed our goal, we've helped Cross Catholic Outreach provide much needed aid to malnourished and starving children in Sierra Leone, a country ravaged by 11 years of civil war and the West Africa Ebola crisis."
Cross Catholic Outreach, will ship non-perishable meals, specifically designed to reverse the effects of chronic malnutrition to Catholic dedicated priests, nuns and lay missionaries who serve devastated parts of West Africa providing food, medical care and water. Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking #180 out of 187 countries in the world.
Immaculate Heart Radio Educational Broadcasting is a West Coast, USA-based radio network that airs Catholic-oriented shows, contemporary Christian and traditional sacred music. The original broadcast signal launched in 1997 from a warehouse in Reno and has grown to 34 outlets (17 AMs, two FMs and 14 translators); in addition to two Internet streaming music channels Contemporary Christian Music and Traditional Sacred/Liturgical Music.
Programs produced by Immaculate Heart Radio include: The Patrick Madrid Show from 6 - 9 a.m. news and calls discussed with a Catholic worldview; St. Joseph's Workshop with Father Matthew Spencer from 9 - 10 a.m. navigating the ins and outs of Christian living and finding grace in everyday life; Phil Sandoval Show from 10 - 11 a.m. solutions for life, marriage, family and faith; Heart to Heart with Mother Miriam from 12 - 1 p.m. encouragement and insight shared from a lifetime of seeking God and the truth; The Kristine Franklin Show from 1 - 2 p.m. sharing stories to inspire better living and deeper faith; The Bright Side from 2 - 3 p.m. with Cy Kellett covering social and political issues of the day; The Joe Sikorra Show from 5- 7 p.m. analysis of the news of the day with Biblical insight/advice on life. All programming is commercial-free.