COLLEGE PLACE -- A record amount of money was pledged during the recent 13th annual Rice for Cambodia Campaign run by Positive Life Radio in College Place.
More than 1,000 listeners pledged $200,150 toward the purchase of rice to feed families in a country that has been marked by war, poverty and hunger.
"At a time when the need in Cambodia is greater than ever, the Positive Life Radio family comes through with more help than ever," said Kevin Krueger, general manager. "The pledge total is enough to purchase 333 tons of rice. That's enough to feed 13,320 families for a month, or more than 1,000 families for an entire year."
This year's pledges total more than $40,000 above last year's campaign, and are almost $10,000 more than the previous record in 2008.
For more information about the campaign, call Positive Life Radio at800-355-4757, or go to www.plr.org.