WRAT-FM to Fill Truck for Those in Need in New Jersey

Posted on November 7, 2018 By

Beasley Media Group radio station WRAT-FM (95.9) will hold its 20th annual Thanksgiving season collection drive, Broadcast for the People of New Jersey, on November 19 and 20 to help local New Jersey people in need.

The live broadcast will take place at ShopRite, Route 66 (2200 Asbury Avenue), Neptune, Monday, November 19 from 6:00 a.m. to midnight and continue on Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. During that time, staffers will attempt to fill a 55-foot tractor trailer with items that will be donated to three charities, including Fulfill (formerly known as the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties), the Family Resource Associates, and Holiday Express. This event is rain, snow, wind or shine!

Donations may include but are not limited to non-perishable food items, frozen turkeys, new or gently used clothing, new socks, new washcloths, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, etc.

Those who are unable to get to ShopRite on Route 66, Neptune, can make donations on November 19 and 20 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brave New World, 1272 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, where on-air personality Gotts will take all charitable donations onsite.

Anyone interested in starting a mini-collection can go to www.wrat.com. to download a “HELP THE WRAT: DONATE HERE” sign, and then drop off collected items on behalf of the organization.

“The generosity of our listeners is inspiring,” said Doug Sjonvall, marketing director of the WRAT-FM. “We’ll be out there – no matter what the weather is! We look forward to filling our 22nd truck with items to benefit needy individuals and families in our community.”

On Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m. the tractor trailer will be taken to the loading dock at Fulfill to be unloaded. Volunteers assisting in the distribution of items include cadets from McGuire Air Force Base, employees from the Pepsi Bottling Company and Shore Point Distributing.

WRAT-FM’s Broadcast for the People is sponsored by Pepsi, ShopRite of Neptune, Brave New World, and Coors Light/Shore Point Distributing.

For more information, contact Doug Sjonvall at 732-681-3800 x306 or Promorat@wrat.com

About Beasley Media Group: Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (NASDAQ:BBG) which owns and operates 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email.  For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.