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Money Radio WPSE Launches Campaign to Support Homeless Veterans

Posted on April 30th, 2019 at 7:46 AM
Money Radio WPSE Launches Campaign to Support Homeless Veterans

One of every 10 homeless adults is a U.S. military veteran, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Nearly half served during the Vietnam era. 

Money Radio WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 is leading an effort to collect clothing and personal care items for homeless veterans in northwestern Pennsylvania. The program, “Standing up for Homeless Veterans,” will launch May 1 and continue through Memorial Day. All donations will be distributed by the Veterans Miracle Center Erie. 

The following items are being collected: New clothing, including socks and T-shirts; shoes; shampoo; towels; toothpaste; mouthwash; deodorant; and body wash.

Collection bins are located at all Erie Federal Credit Union branch locations. Additional bins are at Brugger Funeral Homes and Crematory on East and West 38th St., the Pittsburgh Inn, 3725 W. Lake Road, and at Northshore Insurance, 2340 W. Grandview Blvd. 

“The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans receives more than 128,000 calls for assistance every year,” said Joe Martin, general manager of WPSE. “These men and women, many of whom gave years of their lives to protect America and its interests, now need our help. Even the smallest contribution can make a difference in their lives. Thanks to our sponsors, we’re remembering our homeless heroes this Memorial Day as we collect new clothing and personal care items.”

The campaign is co-sponsored by the Erie Federal Credit Union, Brugger Funeral Homes and Crematory, The Pittsburgh Inn and Northshore Insurance Agency. 

Money Radio WPSE is the Erie region’s only business news-talk radio station. It is operated by Penn State Behrend under the direction of a professional broadcast staff. In addition to being a round-the-clock, one-stop source for global and financial news, Money Radio WPSE also airs commentaries by regional business leaders; Bloomberg Business Radio; and the nation’s best-syndicated business talk-radio hosts, including Clark Howard, Ray Lucia, and Dave Ramsey. For more information, visit wpse.bd.psu.edu.