Forty-three years after it began, We Care will celebrate a milestone year of fundraising. The organization announced Wednesday morning – on Hit Country 100.5 KI, Indiana – We Care raised a total of $411,820.16 for 2015 for the Kokomo, Indiana, community. The final figure is tallied from money raised during numerous fundraisers held throughout the year, including a 48-hour telethon, Trim-A-Tree Festival, We Care Store, and a Wrap-Up auction.
John Spilman, vice president and general manager at Cumulus Media, said, “We’re grateful to be part of We Care’s beginnings and our continued involvement with an organization that has such an impact on the heart of our community. Care started Monday with $411,000 in the bank, then gave it all away. That really hits home.”