By Renee DiNino
November 30, 2017
In all my years on air and host of iHeartCommunties, there have only been 3 times I've been silenced in the studio. This was one of those interviews. I'm so incredibly humbled by the strength and courage it took for this anonymous donor and woman in my studio to reveal her sexual assault, such a personal story, on air.
No one in our studio was prepared for this or knew about this horrific experience that happened to this woman. She, along with her husband, are helping to fund the anti-human trafficking situation here in Connecticut and beyond with The Salvation Army. I will warn you as you listen, you can fell the silence as she speaks, you can hear and feel her pain and her unwavering strength and commitment to help others. This was a life changing moment for us all in the studio and presence of such an amazing human. Please listen. Please help.
The Salvation Army's efforts in Anti-Human Trafficking and the matching gift challenge. Please listen to our interview with Brenda Downing (Divisional Social Services Director - The Salvation Army), Dawn Fleming (Director of Donor Relations - The Salvation Army) and and Anonymous Donor.
Our Anonymous Donor has invested the seed money to launch the matching gift challenge.
It costs $100K per year to run AHT and that we are seeking 3 years of funding or $300,000. We have a little more than half of that amount, but need others to invest in this important initiative.
There are three easy ways to donate: