Distressing news for Red Stocking

Distressing news for Red Stocking

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To the Editor:

As co-chairs of the Red Stocking Fund of Martha’s Vineyard, we are distressed to hear of the recent sale of WMVY. Greg Orcutt and the entire staff at WMVY have been stalwart supporters of Red Stocking’s efforts to provide food and clothing to Vineyard children and their families. For more than a decade the radio station has been a willing and able sponsor of both the annual Chowder Contest and of the Chili Fest. These are two of our three major fundraisers each year and account for almost half of our over $75,000 budget.

WMVY has assured us that this year’s fundraisers will happen as planned. However, there is no guarantee beyond this year. This fact will present Red Stocking with a real challenge in the future to continue providing the level of service that our children need. This is one example of WMVY’s truly being an integral part of Island life. Unfortunately, a hole has now been torn in the fabric of the Vineyard community.

Kerry Alley

Lorraine Clark

Co-chairmen

Red Stocking Fund