Springfield, MO – 105.1 The Bull Distributes Shoeboxes for Soldiers this holiday season!
Shoeboxes for Soldiers was founded by Rhonda Luttrell, the mother of a soldier during his first deployment to Afghanistan. Rhonda was soon packing and shipping care packages not only for her son, but to several troops as well. After a year of creating boxes filled with supplies, Rhonda decided to take the program to the next level and it was named “Shoeboxes for Soldiers”.
This is the second year that 105.1 The Bull has taken the lead and teamed up with local elementary schools to fill shoeboxes for soldiers during the holiday season. After a couple of months working with elementary schools, 105.1 The Bull received over two hundred boxes for soldiers, which is a major increase and a brand new record.
“The elementary kids and teachers really made a big difference for our soldiers this holiday season” said John Kimmons, Program Director at Mid-West Family Broadcast. “I am very proud of them for what they’ve done.”
Mid-West Family Broadcasting is not product driven, we are people driven. More than 25 owned and operated stations currently fall under the Mid-West Family Broadcasting umbrella in Madison WI, La Crosse WI, Eau Claire WI, Springfield MO, Springfield IL, Rockford, IL, South Bend IN, and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor/South Haven, MI.