WLUC-TV (Marquette) teamed up with WDBC-AM/WYKX-FM (Escanaba) for their annual Can-a-thon drive. Collections took place at four locations in the Gladstone and Escanaba areas.
While officials don’t have any final numbers at this point they are saying that thanks to the generosity of area residents and the efforts of dozens of volunteers, it appears that the effort could result in a record year.
WLUC has held the Can-a-thon annually since 1982.
“There is a ton of people that are actually donating. It speaks testaments to the folks that are in this community who are really coming forward to help these folks,” said KIX Country 104.7’s Mike Canull.
Volunteers collected donations at four locations throughout the coverage area from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Those locations are Elmer’s County Market, Sav-Mor IGA and Walmart in Escanaba and Pat’s Foods in Gladstone.
Craig Woerpel is with WDBC and KIX Country 104.7 and said that despite the cold weather, everyone loves lending a hand.
“It is cold. It is damp. But those guys, they’re out there collecting foods, having a good time talking with people. Handing out pop to those that donate and just having a good time. It feels good to be able to help people.”