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Broadcasters Foundation Launches Holiday Campaign

November 27, 2012

The Broadcasters Foundation is asking broadcasters to spread the word about its mission of helping broadcasters in need as it launches its 2012 Holiday Giving Campaign. Over the past year, the foundation disbursed more than $675,000 in assistance, up 35 percent from the previous year.

"The Broadcasters Foundation exists solely to provide financial relief to broadcasters in need," said foundation Chairman Phil Lombardo. "These are individuals who we have worked with over the years, and whose lives have been devastated by unthinkable circumstances. Aid from the Broadcasters Foundation can be life-saving, in many cases. I urge every broadcaster to consider making a donation or becoming a member."
 
Broadcasters Foundation President Jim Thompson added, "The Broadcasters Foundation is a safety net for our most destitute colleagues, many of whom have nowhere else to turn. With help from individuals and corporations in our industry, these hard-working broadcasters are not alone -- the Broadcasters Foundation can be there when they need us most."
 
Over the past 60 years, the Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through catastrophic events, debilitating disease, or family tragedy. The group also provides one-time emergency grants in the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Sandy.
 
Individual membership is $150 a year; to become a member, make a personal donation to the foundation's Guardian Fund, or make a corporate contribution to the Angel Initiative, call 212-373-8250, e-mail info@thebfoa.org, or visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org.



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