Monday, August 1, 2016
Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation Seeking Help
By Joe Nelson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Secretary, Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation
619 823 9401
LARRY HIMMEL NEIGHBORHOOD FOUNDATION SEEKING SAN DIEGANS IN NEED
FOUNDATION CONTINUES BROADCASTER’S LEGACY OF GOODWILL IN THE COMMUNITY
San Diego, CA – July 29, 2016
Established in honor of one of San Diego’s most well-known and well-loved media personalities, the Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation is now reaching out to the community to find neighbors in need of financial support. The Foundation was created to honor Larry’s memory by helping people throughout San Diego County, who Himmel connected with during a long radio and television career.
The Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation is a recognized 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit organization, which will support a variety of groups and individuals in need of assistance. Whether providing for children dealing with illness or injury, families touched by crime or natural disaster, youth programs in need of resources, or San Diego’s military community, the Foundation aims to touch as many neighborhoods as possible. Larry described his mission as a storyteller and broadcaster as “to make people feel better about the place they call home”. The Foundation is currently asking for the assistance of the community to find potential beneficiaries. If you know of a neighbor in need, you’re encouraged to contact the organization through their website, www.larryhimmelfoundation.org.
Larry’s media career in San Diego spanned parts of five decades, working at local radio stations including KGB, KIFM and KFMB-FM. He moved on to television in the late 1970s, and became a fixture on KFMB-TV until shortly before the time of his passing in November, 2014. Himmel’s features reflected his comic style, warm personality, and his love of people with unique and engaging stories. “Larry was so much more than a guy on television, he was everyone’s good neighbor,” said Dave Sniff, Chairman of the Foundation, KFMB Radio program director, and Larry’s longtime friend and colleague. “He helped his neighbors feel better through the stories he told about the community he loved. The Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation extends that unique connection to enable neighbors to help neighbors.”
Larry’s son, Miles, serves on the Foundation’s board and also works at KFMB Radio. “I’m so excited about continuing my dad’s legacy here in the community he loved,” Himmel said. “When my dad was in his hospital bed, he said to a close friend, ‘There’s so much I’m going to miss.’ We are doing this for Larry so that he knows his memory lives on.”
In addition to worthy beneficiaries, the Foundation is also currently looking for sponsor partners and donations so it can carry out its mission: “to provide support and resources to deserving organizations and individuals in the spirit of Larry’s connection with the communities and people of San Diego County.” Donations may be tax deductible. Contact your tax planning professional for details.
Visit www.larryhimmelfoundation.org to learn more. For opportunities to promote the Foundation and its objectives through media exposure, please contact Roy Robertson, Secretary of the Foundation, at 619 823 9401.