Sonora, CA — Clarke Broadcasting’s 8th annual Cash Drive for Interfaith Social Services raised over $102,000 when combining the numerous community donations and a match by Chicken Ranch Rancheria.
The on-air cash drive ran from 6am until noon on Star 92.7 and 93.5 KKBN, with regular updates as well on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML. All of the donations will go straight to Interfaith Social Services to help families in need in Tuolumne County receive food and basic needs.
Some of the larger donations that helped make it a record breaking year included $17,859 from the Sonora Area Foundation and its donors, $5,000 from Adventist Health Sonora, $2,500 from Royce Construction and $1,500 from Maynords. There were many others that donated at the $1,000 level.
Tribal Chair Lloyd Mathiesen generously announced that the Chicken Ranch Rancheria would match the roughly $51,000 in community donations, bringing the total over $102,000.
Asked for her reaction to the outpouring of support, Interfaith Director Cathie Peacock, stated, “I can’t even answer that question, because I’m just speechless from the response, and caring, that the folks have shown Interfaith and what we do for the folks in the community. I’m impressed, I’m awed, and almost in tears. It is a wonderful thing.”
For additional information on the Cash Drive for Interfaith, and tomorrow’s Santa Fly-in at Standard Park, click here.