It takes a lot for me to endorse an event, an individual, a colleague, or to be frank, another radio station. Today I'm writing to share exciting news and to ask for your assistance in making a Treasure Valley staple go off with big success this year.

I've been here at 103.5 KISS FM for four and a half years now. It feels crazy to say and as ironic as it is, once I moved away from Boise I swore I wouldn't be back until it was time to settle down. Coming back in 2016 was the best decision I've ever made. I love this town, this community, this job and everything that comes with it.

Over my years here, I've gotten to know one of my colleagues here at our group of local radio stations and today I'm asking if you, like I, will plan to help out my good friend Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio in his mission.

Miller's Mission, as the Treasure Valley has come to know it, is a bi-annual fundraising event for the Boise Rescue Mission.  My friend and colleague Kevin Miller camps out--literally living at the Nampa Walmart (Franklin Road location) for an entire week where he broadcasts live, highlights the good works of the Boise Rescue Mission, and takes in HUNDRED of turkeys and thousands of dollars.

The results of this event each fall speak for themselves--but those don't happen without our amazing community that shows up every single year. With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, EVERYONE is feeling the pinch. Those who may have never needed assistance from places like the Boise Rescue Mission may this year, find themselves seeking a helping hand.  On the same token, those who give regularly may not be in a position to give as much or at all.

We understand that this year has been far from normal but as I do each year, this is my personal appeal to you, our Treasure Valley community, to drop by the Walmart on Franklin Road in Nampa starting next Monday, November 16th. I speak from the heart when I say that I know you have a million different charitable options this holiday season. Believe me when I say that Kevin Miller and the crew from the Boise Rescue Mission are some of the most genuine humans I've ever met--their mutual work is crucial to so many families--I hope you'll consider making a contribution.

Any turkey or cash donations can be made right on location and will be greatly appreciated. The Boise Rescue Mission will also be on hand to give you any sort of tax receipts you may need.

Give a turkey, don't be a turkey this Thanksgiving--and thank you for being you, Treasure Valley!

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