“Entercom is proud of our nearly decade-long partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation helping veterans, service members and first responders in need,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Philadelphia. “These folks are pillars of our communities who put their lives on the line to ensure our safety. We are honored to have been a part of the Operation Legacy Service Project to provide Aaron Kisela and his family a safe home to live in.”
|The Kisela family (Courtney, Meghan, Aubrey, Ellie, Aaron, Hunter) at the unveiling of their renovated home as part of Entercom and the Travis Manion Foundation’s Operation Legacy Service Project. (Photo Courtesy of Entercom)|
Each April and November, Travis Manion Foundation organizes Operation Legacy Service Projects, which unite communities for a common cause through volunteer led service opportunities. More than 100 projects are scheduled across the country, with Americans nationwide invited to volunteer with TMF as a way to honor the past and build the future, while exemplifying the strength of America’s national character. Those interested in volunteering for upcoming projects can register or learn more information by visiting www.oplegacy.com. Under this umbrella, Entercom and TMF joined forces to unite home improvement partners to donate their services in renovating the home of police officer, EMT and firefighter Aaron Kisela and his family who experienced significant hardships with their home.
This project was part of Entercom’s ongoing initiative to support veterans and serve those who serve us. Entercom was also a media partner for the Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run both in Philadelphia and nationally, aligning advertising partners with the races on-site as well as on-air and online.
As part of the partnership, Entercom Philadelphia stations – SportsRadio 94WIP (WIP-FM), KYW Newsradio (KYW-AM), Talk Radio 1210 WPHT (WPHT-AM), 96.5 TDY (WTDY-FM), B101.1 (WBEB-FM) and 98.1 WOGL (WOGL-FM) – supported the program through on-air, online, social and video content across their platforms telling Kisela’s story over the last several months.
Home improvement partners who contributed towards this project include: Ikea, Pompetti Heating & Air Conditioning, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, National Appliance Warehouse (a veteran-owned business), and Custom Creations By Design in partnership with Keystone Granite and Orlandini Tile.