City’s unsung hero groups get their due

By - Dec 11th, 2009 01:41 pm
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For the past 32 days, 88Nine RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM) has highlighted some of Milwaukee’s unsung community organizations that take on the task of bringing basic care needs (things like food, jobs, housing) to the needy. And, the station has 18 more days (and as many groups) to go in its effort to complete the series “Meet the Need: 50 Organizations, 50 Days” that began in November.

The idea of the series is to showcase Milwaukee-based organizations that work hard to bring mere necessities to the city’s impoverished. So, each day the radio station features one-and-a half-minute sound pieces about various groups in hopes of encouraging donations and volunteerism.

Mary Louise Mussoline, executive director of Radio For Milwaukee, the non-profit group that operates the radio station, said leaders in the non-profit and funding communities were tapped to help in the selection of the 50 groups.

“We picked a large number of groups to highlight because the community need is so great and dollars and volunteers are critical,” she said. “By telling the stories of so many organizations, we hope to give listeners a diverse choice of groups from which they’ll select at least one that moves them to action.”

Learn more about the organizations that have already been featured on the station’s Unified Milwaukee blog.

“Meet The Need” is part of RadioMilwaukee’s year-round Community Initiatives Campaign.

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