(SAVANNAH, Ga.) WTKS Newsradio, an iHeart Media station, and the Dewitt Tilton Group, an award-winning commercial and industrial construction company in the Southeast, partnered once again for Shop With A Cop, helping children from families who are staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire go shopping for Christmas gifts with a police officer.

Representatives from the Dewitt Tilton Group and WTKS Newsradio presented a check for $8,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. The presentation took place in front of the Christmas tree in the living room of the House, located at 4710 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404.

Immediately following the check presentation, the beneficiary families traveled with a police caravan to a local Target for the shopping spree, 1907 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31404.

“These children and families stay at the Ronald McDonald House for periods of time when they are displaced from their own homes due to the need to be close to a hospital,” said Scott Ryfun, host of WTKS Newsradio. “It’s so important to give these children a real Christmas, and we are overwhelmed by the community’s support of this program and these families.”

This is the third consecutive year that the Dewitt Tilton Group has sponsored the program. At last year’s check presentation ceremony, Dewitt Tilton Group President Chris Tilton met a pediatric patient whose family was staying at Ronald McDonald House. Her story inspired Tilton to become more involved with the home, and as a result, the construction firm became a corporate sponsor with a commitment to ongoing support.

“Ronald McDonald House does truly great things for children facing difficult times. We are proud to lend our support to their mission. A welcoming and comfortable place for a family to stay when a child is getting treatment for a serious injury or a life-threatening illness is priceless,” Tilton said.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire helps families of seriously ill and injured children cope with the stress and expense of daily living while remaining close by and emotionally strong for their child. More than just a room and a hot meal, Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families faced with a child’s medical crisis. It can be a quiet place to be alone or a place of companionship, sharing, and emotional support. The national Ronald McDonald House program began in 1974, with the Coastal Empire chapter opening in 1987.

For more information on the program, visit newsradio1290wtks.iheart.com/featured/shop-with-a-cop/ or to make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, visit www.rmhccoastalempire.org/donate/.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. The cornerstone program is the Ronald McDonald House which serves as a “Home away from home” for families with critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals. Other core programs include the Ronald McDonald Family Room®, a “Haven in the hospital” for families with children receiving treatment at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Memorial, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® that provides underserved children with free dental examinations and preventive treatment and the RMH Hospitality Cart which cares for all the patients at Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit www.rmhccoastalempire.org. Follow RMHCCE on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

WTKS-AM is Savannah’s only Newsradio Station. Our local morning show, Straight Talk with Scott Ryfun, keeps our listeners up to date with the latest news and happenings. The Glenn Beck Program, Sean Hannity Show, and Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, round out the day with their unique perspective on current events. Shop with a Cop is WTKS’s annual signature charity event raising money for families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire.

The Dewitt Tilton Group, an award-winning construction company in Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry, specializes in commercial and industrial construction. The principals, Andrew DeWitt and Chris Tilton have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a project from pre-construction to the final walkthrough. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities, which guarantees a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is headquartered at 119 Canal St. Suite 106 Pooler, GA 31322. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com.

Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group

Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing