15th Annual Have a Heart Broadcast with Second Harvest a Success

Updated: December 10, 2018 09:47 AM

Good Morning Northland went live Friday morning from the Coppertop Church in Duluth for the Have A Heart, Help A Neighbor campaign and it was a cold start, to say the least.

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"We're so excited to be out here, but it is cold," Good Morning Northland anchor, Amy Adamle, said during the show. 

Meteorologist Taylor Dayton and Adamle put on the layers, braved single-digit temperatures, and below zero wind chills for the 15th Annual Have a Heart, Help a Neighbor campaign with Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.

"It is a frigid Friday morning out here," Dayton said. 

But the Good Morning Northland crew members weren't the only ones there, as people started showing up to donate.

The day couldn't have started off any better with an unexpected donation. 

"Mount Royal Market is here and they had a roundup campaign and we got this check for $2600," Shaye Moris, Executive Director of Second Harvest, said. 

The generosity only continued.

"We just had somebody drive up at the early morning hours, so that, I don't remember seeing in a long time," Moris said. 

All morning, we had a beautiful music setting the perfect scene at the Coppertop Church.  We met some new faces and saw some familiar ones in the Swanson twins, who've been coming since they were two years old and are now 15. 

All of the cash and food donations collected are what it's all about, but it wouldn't be possible without the community partners who help support the cause.

"There's an incredible need out there not only locally, but throughout the region, they do a tremendous job of service in the entire area," Patrick Miner, with Super One Foods, said. 

The community support continues year after year.

"Well the State Patrol Troopers Association comes out every year," a State Patrol representative said.  "We feel that it's very important that everybody in the region, that we serve in the Duluth district and surrounding districts, gets fed.

The broadcast is over, but you can still donate online:

As of Friday afternoon, WDIO had helped raise $9,300 and collect 300 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.

Thank you for helping WDIO make it a success. 

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