Wednesday, January 11, 2017 — Cox Media Group’s News 95.5 and AM750 WSB (WSB-AM/WSBB-FM) and Mark Arum are working together to help Atlanta metro area firefighters who were recently impacted by vehicle break-ins.
During his show, Mark Arum solicited listeners to help Gwinnett and Forsyth County firefighters who were targeted over the weekend by thieves who broke into their personal vehicles and stole several items while they were out on calls. Arum’s team setup a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $1,000 for the firefighters. Within two hours, the goal was met. But instead of closing the site, Arum increased the goal to $2,000.
“I couldn’t believe the story when I heard it over the weekend,” Arum said. “Who would steal from people that risk their lives every day?” He added, “I know first responders don’t make a lot of money, so I wanted to help them out and try to replace the items that were stolen.”
To donate, click here. All proceeds will go directly to the fire stations affected in both counties.
The Mark Arum Show debuted in its new time on Monday, Jan. 9 and airs weekdays from 7-9 p.m. on News 95.5 and AM750 WSB, which is owned and operated by Cox Media Group.
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