Local radio station fundraises more than $3k for Shriner’s Hospital for Children

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Jeff Jacobs presents check to Columbia Basin Shrine Club.

KENNEWICK, Wash. — One local radio station has fundraised more than three thousand dollars for Shriner’s Hospital for Children after hosting a car show on Saturday.

Jacobs Radio hosted the event in Kennewick and had hundreds of people turn up, despite the weather. Cars of all kinds were showcased outside the radio station’s location on West Falls Avenue, just off of Highway 395.

The car show was put on to benefit Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Spokane. The hospital mainly focuses on orthopedic conditions for children, including club foot, scoliosis, and other conditions. They also help children with cleft lip and burns, and provide all health care at no cost to the families.

“I myself am a Shriner’s kid,” said Jeff Jacobs, owner of Jacobs Radio Stations. “It’s really important to me to be able to give back.”

The car show brought in a total of $3,431 during the event.

“It gives me hope,” said Richard Redick, President of the Columbia Basin Shrine Club. “Especially as inflation is going on and the economy is slowing down, people are still giving and providing to charity. And that’s great to see.”