WBGL (Champaign, IL) hosted the 20th annual Single Mom Saturday on Saturday, September 10. The radio station partnered with 15 car repair shops and dealerships to provide free oil changes to nearly 200 single moms.
“We love this event.” says WBGL Community Engagement Manager Sarah Yeackley. “It allows us to meet a tangible need for single moms that many would not otherwise receive. It is an opportunity to pray for them and show them they are loved and seen.”
The station also partners with local businesses to pay for car repairs for moms whose cars are considered unsafe.
“Today I was given new tires.” says Becky, a single mother. “I cried the whole way home. I’m having surgery on Wednesday and a WBGL staff member and volunteer prayed for me. It was an uplifting experience, and I cannot thank you enough for the prayer, and car maintenance. Thank you!.”
WBGL is a part of the Northwestern Media network of University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Northwestern Media stations broadcast on 81 outlets across 11 states. Their radio signals reach more than 1.4 million listeners each week.