Fort Recovery Radio Christmas Gala
"Touching Lives one Family at a Time"
The Fort Recovery Christmas Gala was started in 2015 with hopes to raise money to ease the burden of financial hardships during the Holiday Season. Each year, the event is hosted about 2 weeks before Christmas on a Wednesday Night. The Families are chosen by the christmas crew and are not necessarily local families to Fort Recovery. This event has had the reputation of the "True Meaning of Christmas" and is becoming a tradition for several families and even community groups each year.
How is the Money handled and can I get Tax form? All proceeds are collected, counted and dispersed via the Fort Recovery Community Foundation. This is a very valuable resource as Fort Recovery Radio and its crew are not tied to the funds, we just provide the entertainment.
The Christmas Gala event would not be possible without the efforts of dozens of Volunteers, Organizations, Businesses, and the Village.
Lastly a Huge Shout-Out to YOU for participating to make this event a reality.
How to Donate & Family Info..
You can see, hear and feel the excitement! FR Radio Christmas Gala is almost here. Before we present the next couple of families, here's a couple details about HOW to donate, if you're interested.
1. You can drop off your donation that night at the Pavilion next to the Fort Recovery Pool The donation drive-through will be the through the parking lot just to the West of the pool. We'll have it marked for you!
2. You can mail your donation to:
Fort Recovery Radio
p.O. Box 541
Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846
Checks should be made out to:
Fort Recovery Foundation
With FR Radio in the Memo line.
3. You can Venmo it to:
@FR-Foundation and put FR Radio in the detail.
Now...onto the next couple families!
The Four Families -
Erik and Ashley Loucks - Ashley is the mother of two and has been battling cervical cancer for two years. We want to lighten the load a bit.
Dan and Amanda Brackman - Their son, Zack, was born in early November with serious heart issues. There are many trips, tests and scans that will take much of their time and energy...and finances. The prognosis is good and we want to do what we can to make those trips easier to bare.
Deanna and Matt Wenning - Their son, Cade, recently had a kidney and tumor removed and is going through chemotherapy. Cade's been a trooper through the process and we'd love to give Mom and Dad one less thing to worry about this Christmas.
Jay and Molly Miller - Molly found out she had cancer about 12 weeks into her pregnancy. She delayed treatment until after the birth of their daughter, Sunni. Those treatments began a short time ago and will likely last until this spring. We'd love to be able to assist in any way we can.
The Rest - Among the other families we're looking at helping are several current cancer patients undergoing treatment; ill children requiring extended hospital stays; some who have lost loved ones at a tough financial time and some who either were injured or lost major property in fires. We have tried to extend a hand wherever we can help! Each of these situations seem very worthy.