Akron, Ohio (December 5, 2022)
The 2022 94.9 WQMX Tree of Lights fundraiser took place December 2 & 3 at Rubber City Radio Group Headquarters in Akron. The grand finale to a year-long effort to raise funds for local veterans and military families in need in Northeast Ohio resulted in more than $80,000 in support. Listeners were encouraged to donate by stopping at the station, via text or going online. In addition, Santa and Mrs. Claus made as appearance to greet local children along with two reindeer from the North Pole. Over the course of two days, donations poured in and stories of how the funds are used in the community were shared with the audience. NEOPAT is grateful for the support of the entire WQMX team and the event sponsors, Klaben Ford of Kent, Classic Roofing, J.W. Didado Electric, Sgt. Clean’s Car Wash, Blind & Son’s, First & Main Hudson and Hudec Dental. Funds from the Tree of Lights will be utilized for emergency assistance needs, mental health programming and adopt a military family support in NEOPAT’s 20-county service area, ensuring we can Keep the Promise to honor, remember and assist our nation’s heroes in their time of need.