NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-When it comes to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, local organizations and businesses have found themselves looking for funds to support programs and services they offer, often free of charge.
Eagle Radio and The Schmidt Foundation recently launched a matching funds fundraiser for The Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center in North Platte.
Local businesses and individuals donated to the cause and, on Thursday, Eagle Radio General Sales Manager Lewys Carlini presented Bridge of Hope representatives with a check for $5,200 to support programs and services they offer.
The Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center facilitates a child-focused approach to child abuse cases by coordinating investigation and intervention services, bringing together professionals and agencies as a multidisciplinary team. The key components of our Center include forensic interviewing, medical evaluations, advocacy and support, therapeutic intervention coordination, case review and tracking.
Eagle Radio and the Schmidt Foundation recently helped raise $16,000 for the North Platte Salvation Army food pantry.
Bob Schmidt, the longtime owner of Eagle Communications, was determined to continue to be a major contributor to projects important to Kansas and Nebraska through the Bob and Pat Schmidt Foundation. Fort Hays State University, Hays Medical Center, numerous civic groups, and industry groups have received his generous philanthropic support.
Eagle Radio operates local radio stations KELN (97.1 FM), KNPQ (107.3 FM), and KOOQ (98.1 FM/1410AM) as well as the North Platte Post.