The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is turning to Twitter to support the 25th annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon. The Bed & Bread club is a non-profit program serving 5,000 meals every day. According to Salvation Army’s website, that’s nearly 1.7 million meals every year to people who would otherwise go without. The Bed & Bread Program provides shelter to nearly 500 homeless individuals each night, or about 167,000 nights of shelter annually. The Bed & Bread Club Radiothon is a live fundraiser aired on News/Talk 760 WJR-AM. This year, the 16-hour fundraising event takes place Friday, Feb. 24, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Salvation Army will host its inaugural Tweet-a-thon Feb 20-24th. Tweet the designated #BedandBread hashtag during these days to fight poverty in metro Detroit. Ford Motor Company Fund has pledged $3 for each tweet that uses the #bedandbread hastag. You can participate in this cause in less than 10 seconds and under 140 characters. For more information visit http://www.salmich.org.