The 20th annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse held Dec. 5 and 6 raised $58,520 to help prevent child abuse, according to figures Crow Wing County released.
Pledges totaled $38,698 and the online auction raised $19,822. All pledge monies raised will be shared between the local Child Protection Teams (60 percent) and Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (40 percent), while 100 percent of all money raised from the auction will stay in Crow Wing County.
The Radiothon would not exist without the ongoing commitment of BL Broadcasting and financial support from families, individuals and businesses in Crow Wing County, said Kris Ott, child protection specialist with Crow Wing County Community Services and a member of the Child Protection Team.
“The community outpouring is an annual inspiration and testament to the truth that it takes all of us to support and strengthen families,” Ott said.
The Radiothon is a joint effort of BL Broadcasting, Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota and local child protection teams.