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Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 3/25/2020
D.C. sports broadcasters began exchanging video shout outs for donations to fill area food banks during the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March. Proceeds from each personalized shout-out video, which are made on the app Cameo, benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table.
“It’s something that we can do that would be fun for people out there who probably need a smile, and at the same time raise money for the people who need it the most,” said John Walton, the radio voice of the Washington Capitals. “There are a lot of people in this town who are doing hero’s work. We want to help give them the tools to keep doing that.”
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