After a whirlwind four days, our 7th annual "96 Hours of Caring" has come to a successful end! Townsquare Media would like to send a resounding THANK YOU to all who participated this week - we couldn't have done it without you! The generosity displayed by the Bismarck-Mandan community was overwhelming and will go a long way towards helping those in need in our area.

We invited eight local charitable organizations to broadcast live with us over four days, eight hours a day, to share what items were most in demand this time of year. Over the course of the week, we were able to raise more than $4,000 and collect over 3,000 pounds of food, in addition to a cash donation on behalf of Walmart.  Three of our business sponsors, Sykes, American Family Insurance and Cottingham Insurance also held food drives. "The donations and food raised this year will help hundreds of children, families, and individuals who are struggling in this area," explains Jena Gullo, Executive Director of the Missouri Slop Areawide United Way. "Listeners showed how much they care about the community we live in and their willingness to help; we are grateful for the support of so many."

Over 3,000 pounds of food was donated!

A special thanks to J&R Vacuum & Sewing, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, CashWise Foods, and Carpet World for allowing us to broadcast at your locations. We are also grateful to our business sponsors for the event, which include:

•    Sykes
•    Cottingham Insurance
•    Missouri Valley Petroleum
•    Feist Electronics
•    Medicine Shoppe Bismarck
•    Conlin's Furniture
•    Ferrellgas
•    Little Caesars
•    American Family Insurance

Thanks again for making the holiday season just a little brighter for those in need. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed. We're already preparing for 2013!