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Object Name Plate, Commemorative
Object ID Number 2011-64
Description Ceramic plate, rectangular shaped with rounded corners. The front of the plate features a blue, eggshell white and light red image of man holding The Salvation Army Red Shield logo next to a young child. Front also features text: "The 23rd Annual Dick Purtan Radiothon Benefiting the Bed & Bread Club" (Detroit, MI). The back of the plate bears the text: "1043 WOMC Detroit's Greatest Hits. Thank you for supporting the 23rd Annual DickPurtan Radiothon to benefit the Bed & Bread Club" and a copy of Dick Purtan's signature

The annual radiothon, held by 104.3 WOMC radio, is the largest source of income for The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Program, which delivers meals and provides shelter to metro Detroit's most depressed areas. This plate commemorates the February 26, 2010 radiothon which raised $2,339,440 for the program. The artwork printed on the plate was designed by Jose Sulaica, a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.
Date February 26, 2010
Search Terms Bed & Bread Club
Dick Purtan Radiothon
Eastern Michigan Division
Salvation Army
Salvation Army Central Territory
Subjects Benefits (Fund raising)
Benevolent institutions
Benevolent societies
Philanthropy
Radio broadcasting stations
Souvenirs
People Purtan, Dick
Sulaica, Jose