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Helps Send Rice to Cambodia

Positive Life Radio’s listeners help hungry in Asia

With open hearts and pocketbooks, Positive Life Radio (PLR) listeners quickly bridged the 7,500 miles from the West Coast of the United States to Cambodia. During the thirteenth annual Rice for Cambodia campaign that recently ended, more than 1,000 listeners pledged $200,150 toward the purchase of rice to feed families in a country that’s been marked by war, poverty, and hunger.

GIFT OF LIFE: A Cambodian woman poses with a gift of rice. A Seventh-day Adventist radio network in the Pacific Northwest raised more than $200,000 in three days to help Cambodians in need. [PHOTO: PLR]
PLR is a group of six radio stations owned by the 
Seventh-day Adventist Church and supporting institutions in the Pacific Northwest.

“At a time when the need in Cambodia is greater than ever, the Positive Life Radio family comes through with more help than ever,” said Kevin Krueger, PLR afternoon host. “The pledge total is enough to purchase 333 tons of rice. That’s enough to feed 13,320 families for a month, or more than 1,000 families for an entire year.”

This year’s pledges total more than $40,000 above last year’s campaign, and are nearly $10,000 more than the previous record in 2008.

During the three-day campaign, volunteers and student workers joined station employees. Also part of the event were TransformAsia (www.transform
asia.us) and Musicianaries (www.musician aries.org)—partnering organizations that help fund and distribute the rice.

“Praise God for His incredible blessing,” said Setan Lee, president of TransformAsia.

“We just can’t believe the enormous outpouring,” said Lee Michaels, president of Musicianaries. “Heartfelt thanks to each one who helped out.”

The rice will be distributed in 2012. For more information about the campaign, visit www.plr.org.

                                                                                                                              —Reported by Positive Life Radio.




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