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Victory FM partners with area non-profits to help families in need

December 20, 2011 : By Olivia Witherite/ Liberty University News Service

For more than a decade, Victory FM, a broadcast service of Liberty University, has been raising money to help agencies in Virginia and North Carolina provide food and clothes to families in need during the Christmas season.

This year’s People Helping People campaign began in mid-November and is partnering with four agencies: Lynchburg Daily Bread, Samaritan Inn in Roanoke, Va., God’s Storehouse in Danville, Va. and The Angel’s Closet in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

“It gives us an opportunity to help people in our own neighborhoods (and) in our own backyards,” said Jerry Edwards, General Manager of Victory FM. “Each year our listeners have opened their hearts and their wallets to help feed the hungry.”

In 2009 and 2010, Victory FM listeners donated a combined amount of nearly $24,000. All donations are split evenly between the four food banks, with no administrative costs or funds remaining with the station.

“We regularly have over 200 guests (people needing a hot meal),” said Tracy Dixon, Executive Director of Lynchburg Daily Bread. “The community is definitely in need, and we’re glad to be there. We are appreciative of Victory FM helping Daily Bread, and it will make a difference.”

People Helping People will run through Dec. 23, and listeners can donate online or by mailing a check to the station.

  • Victory FM can be heard on its network of more than 30 full-power stations and translators throughout Virginia and North Carolina. It has been reaching people through Christian music and Bible teaching programs since 1981. As the flagship for the Flames Sports Network, it has provided coverage for Liberty University football and basketball. It also airs the Liberty Journal radio program Monday through Friday, reporting on news and events from the university.