Radiothon for storm victims raised $34,200 - CBS46 News

Radiothon for storm victims raised $34,200

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Drive Time Talk on a Bartow County radio station was interrupted Tuesday morning for a good cause.

"You are listening to am 1450 WBHF. This is Bartow's morning news. We are doing a special radiothon," said Alan Sanders, with WBHF.

WBHF teamed up with local media to help raise money for victims of last week's tornado.

The radiothon raised $34,200.

With winds up to 160 mph, the EF-3 tornado rocked Adairsville, uprooting trees, snapping power poles and destroying homes and lives.

"It is just awful. It's the most horrible thing I've been through," said Ivy Mitchell, a listener who called into WBHF.

Matt Santini is the general manager of the WBHF and the mayor of Cartersville. He said he's not surprised the community has answered the call.

"The participation has been great. We have had a lot of people who have stepped forward and provided matching grants, and we've had the community step in to meet those challenges," said Santini.

The money raised will go to the United Way of Bartow County, which promises to try and make the lives of storm victims a little better.

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