Radio stations raise money for homeless shelter

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Our colleagues at FM100.3 and the Arrow 103.5 joined together to shine a light on Utah's growing homeless problem.

Speakers for Broadcast

Time Speaker
8 a.m. Bishop Burton with the LDS Church
9 a.m. Road Home Staff
10 a.m. Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker
10 a.m. Gov. Gary Herbert
11 a.m. Family shelter resident
12 p.m. Family shelter resident
1 p.m. Family shelter resident
2 p.m. Family shelter resident
3 p.m. Housing family
4 p.m. Housing family
5 p.m. Housing family

John Carter, Morning host on Arrow 103.5, said, "This is the time of the year where we raise awareness for our homeless problem, but the homeless problem exists all year."

Homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson says the money raised today not only goes to help people physically, but also gives them a boost of confidence.

"What happens is a homeless person starts to think, ‘If people are giving to the shelter, they're taking care of me, I must be worth something.' Then their self esteem grows and they're back into society," she said.

So far, the stations have raised more than $470,000. You can still donate online.

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