After hosting a 3 hour pledge drive Tuesday morning, Neuhoff Media’s WSOY in Decatur raised $50,000 for the Taylorville Food Pantry in relief of the tornado that recently struck the community. WSOY Morning Talk Show Host, Bryan Byers, says the idea came from their listeners.
The original goal was to raise $20,000, but it did not take Byers long to figure out they would raise much more than the intended amount.
Chief Operating Officer of Neuhoff Media, Mike Hulvey, describes the generosity as heart warming.
WSOY may be in Decatur, but Hulvey describes it as neighbor helping neighbor, and that the response is what most local radio stations do in times like these.
The check was presented Wednesday morning at the Taylorville Food Pantry.