help is very much needed to continue the high level of service currently
provided by DERRS and to provide for its orderly growth. Our mission
will not be fulfilled until every individual who can benefit from
the service receives it. That will take time, energy, and, most
assuredly, dollars. There's no other way.
Won't you please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to
help ensure DERRS' continued success? Your financial support will
help to make a difference in the daily lives of many of your friends
and neighbors in the three-county area. Please be generous.
- A contribution of $25 or more may be made in honor or memory
of a loved one, with a card of acknowledgement sent from DERRS
to a designated recipient.
- A contribution of $100 or more will entitle the donor to dedicate
one full day's local broadcasts to a designee of choice.
- For corporations and foundations, a contribution of $5,000 or
more will underwrite one day's broadcasts per week with acknowledgement
for a full year.
DERRS operates solely with volunteer help and has no paid
employees; therefore, its expenses are less than those of a
considerable number of other radio reading services offering similar
programming and services. Additionally, there is never any
charge to any listener for equipment or services. Still, it
takes about $25,000 each year just to make ends meet and DERRS' only
source of revenue is private contributions. Please consider a
contribution to DERRS when you plan your giving for this year.
Another important aspect of giving to support radio reading is
the gift of time and talents to the operation of the service.
Volunteer readers are the backbone of the operation. Almost
anyone can be trained to prepare and read newspapers and scheduling
of time for giving in this way is totally flexible, according to
personal lifestyle. Volunteers are also needed for clerical
and other tasks, with all ranges of skill levels needed.
Consider volunteering time for reading or for assisting DERRS in
other ways to serve the needs of the print-impaired citizens of the