Townsquare Media’s Cars 108 WCRZ-FM (Flint) held its 4th annual three-day “Roof Sit” for the Whaley Children’s Center July 17-19 at a Grand Blanc McDonald’s restaurant. Despite temperatures in the low to mid 90s, morning personalities Pat and A.J., along with Mindy Williams, CEO of the Whaley Children’s Center were on the roof from 6 a.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. on Friday. The goal for the 2019 Roofsit was $35,000, but by the end of the event, a total of $48,000 was raised!
The station was taking donations both on-site as well as online. On the final day of the fundraiser, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-5), who worked at Whaley for ten years, made an appearance on the roof to talk on air.
Whaley is a residential home in Flint that is part of the Michigan foster care system. Kids who have been taken from abusive homes live (and sometimes go to school) at Whaley.