The 9th annual Operation Sweet Tooth had gleaned about a fourth of its $50-thousand goal as of Monday afternoon. On-air organizer Jim Kerschner says he will remain on the air, live on the Voice of the Valley AM-580, KUBC, from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., through June 29th, to raise money to purchase and ship a variety of types of items to men and women serving in the U.S. military overseas. Kerschner says that the all volunteer Operation Sweet Tooth crew has obtained wish lists in some cases, is gathering general sundry and food items in other cases, and using some of the funding raised to cover shipping expenses. Kerschner adds that sometimes it’s not so much the items being sent, just the fact that people care and remember our troops that is most meaningful to the heroic recipients.
While the primary focus of the Operation Sweet Tooth live broadcast fundraiser is to raise funds to purchase items for our troops, many generous folks have dropped off items to be mailed directly. Items and donations can be dropped off at the radio station at 106 Rose Lane.
Operation Sweet Tooth is a local Non-Profit organization operated by 72-year old Montrose area resident Marta Taylor whose goal is to get supplies to our troops, with wounded personnel being given priority.