To cover operating costs, Radio Veritas is short of more than R100 000 each month. In one and half years only about 800 new donors have come forward – and we are grateful for their generosity.
A suggestion was made to the more than 5000 strong Sodality of the Sacred Heart, that each member makes a contribution of R5 per member to the support of Radio Veritas. The members themselves disagreed and decided that the contribution should be R10! A contribution of R50 000 has been made! Furthermore, they decided that a contribution of at least R50 000 be contributed each year to this worthy cause. God bless them for their generosity. They shine like a bright star in the night.
If everyone gave just a little, there would be no problem. This principle has often been written off as unworkable. However, the Sacred Heart sodality has shown that it can be done. So,
the Sacred Heart Sodality is challenging every sodality to equal or better their donation within one month: let every sodality, diocese, parish, school, or Catholic institution take up the challenge and show that with goodwill and generosity we CAN make a difference. In tough times, in Johannesburg, a new chancery has been built. You CAN make a difference!
The St Anne Sodality on two occasions has contributed up to R20 000 to Radio Veritas. The Knights of da Gama have supported us magnificently while at the same time building several homes for the aged. The Lenten Appeal and the SACBC has come to our assistance as has the Italian Bishops’ Conference (without whom we would not have a transmitter). Without these and about 2000 monthly donors, there would be no Catholic radio in South Africa. All these donors have helped but we have still not reached breakeven point.
Radio Veritas is OUR Catholic radio station. We CAN do better and shine like a jewel in our South African Church if each gave just a little. With more than 4 million Catholics in the country we CAN make a difference.
Come on, fellow Catholics, let’s do what we read about in the scriptures, SHARE, so that nobody would be in need. Do it now, with your name or phone number as a reference:
- RADIO VERITAS
- Nedbank Cresta
- (191305) 1913296067