CCS Fine Arts student designs special incentive for the 23rd annual Dick Purtan Radiothon to benefit the Salvation Army

In support of the 23rd Annual Dick Purtan Radiothon, Jose Sulaica, a senior Fine Arts and Art Education student at CCS designed artwork for a commemorative, collectible bread plate that served as the special incentive for donors who gave $240 more during this yearâ??s Radiothon. Sulaicaâ??s winning design was chosen from several that were submitted during a student contest conducted at CCS. Participants were charged with creating artwork that captured the essence of hunger and homelessness, along with the hope that The Salvation Army gives to people in need. Sulaica, a Lake Orion resident, received a $1,000 scholarship for his winning design. â??We typically forget that the homeless are people who have families and could be facing circumstances beyond their control,â? said Sulaica. â??The image of a father and daughter is a familiar one and the father holding the shield symbolizes protection, which is what people look to The Salvation Army for in times of need.â? CCS Illustration student Mike Chabot received second place and Transportation Design student Timothy Mann received third place, which both being awarded scholarships for their work. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit, 104.3 WOMC, Dick Purtan and Purtanâ??s People joined forces for the Radiothon, which raised $2,339,440. Over the past 23 years, the Dick Purtan Radiothon has raised $23,613,317 to help The Salvation Army provide food and shelter through this critical program. The Bed and Bread program brings food, shelter and services to destitute people within our community, providing them with their basic needs and assisting them to get back on their feet. Through The Salvation Army facilities and off the Bed & Bread trucks, nearly 5,000 meals are served each day to children, adults and seniors. Three hundred and sixty-five days of the year Bed & Bread trucks make stops in metro Detroitâ??s most depressed areas. In addition, the Bed and Bread program, on average, shelters 570 men, women and children each night. Founded by William Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. In 2008, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing more than 3 million meals and 776,973 nights of shelter for the homeless. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at