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WIRK West Palm Beach Raises Money for Wounded Veterans

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 8/23/2021

Hubbard Broadcasting’s WIRK Indiantown, Fla., morning show team Tim Leary and Chelsea Taylor initiated a campaign to raise $5,000 in five days for the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF). When WVRF Executive Director Mike Durkee called the show to invite Leary to join Purple Heart recipients on their annual July Fourth Dive for Freedom in open waters with sharks, Leary challenged their listeners to reach their monetary goal in order to agree to join the dive. By the morning of July 4, the total raised was just under $7,000 and Leary joined the dive as promised.

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