Special to 1812Blockhouse

The 2021 Catalyst Rehab Telethon is scheduled for Saturday, February 6 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Since we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the in person celebration at the Richland Mall will be eliminated, but the event will continue as a televised virtual production so you can still “Watch it Happen” on WMFD-TV.

WMFD-TV may be seen over the air on 68. WMFD TV is also carried on all cable systems in North Central Ohio, some of which include Time Warner Cable Channel 15 in Mansfield, Shelby, Bellville, Butler, Loudonville, Jeromesville, and Shreve; 18 Counties of Direct TV in the Cleveland DMA channels 68 and 931; Dish Network in the entire Cleveland DMA Channel 8522 and Channel 12; and Doylestown cable channel 22. It may also be seen on Channel 9 in Norwalk and Willard; Channel 14 in New London, Lodi and West Salem, Polk and Cinnamon Lake.

We will celebrate 30 years of the Catalyst Rehab Telethon and hope you will tune in!

You can also watch this year’s Telethon live on the World Wide Web at www.wmfd.com.

Your help is needed more than ever as the need for our services continue to grow. All proceeds will benefit Catalyst Life Services. Your tax-deductible contribution will assist us in providing services to those who would not otherwise be able to access these life-changing benefits. We are asking the community for your continued support of the Telethon – your contribution, in any amount, will assist us in providing services to those in need.

Catalyst Life Services has been serving the community as a non-profit comprehensive rehabilitation center under various names for over 65 years, continually evolving to meet the needs of the community. It offers mental health assistance for all ages and comprehensive adult outpatient, residential, and withdrawal management substance use programs, vocational rehabilitation, audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing services, and crisis intervention including a 24-hour helpline (419-522-HELP) and crisis stabilization unit, 24-Hour Warmline (419-522-5300) Peer Support Services/OASIS Club mental health drop-in center. Clients may be referred or self-admit – we accept all payer sources and offer financial assistance.

The 2021 Catalyst Rehab Telethon will feature area talent remotely from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Local celebrities, VIP hosts, local bands, community guests and success stories of clients who have benefited from Catalyst Life Services’ services will be featured throughout the day. Check presentations from community supporters will be made virtually throughout the event.

Volunteers from local businesses, service clubs and organizations will have virtual phone banks for the Telethon this year. Pledges may be made by calling 419-529-5200 from 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM on February 6. Online donations can be made anytime through the website: https://www.catalystlifeservices.org/donate.

Producer Rob Meisse of WMFD-TV and the staff of Catalyst Life Services invite everyone to “Watch it Happen!” on Saturday to share in the fun, excitement and success of the 2021 Catalyst Rehab Telethon.

Presenting Sponsors: WMFD, Mechanics Bank, Park National Bank, Modern Woodmen, Jay Industries, Mid Ohio Area Labor Council AFL-CIO, Phillips Tube Group, Gorman Rupp, and Richland Source.

Photo: 2019 Catalyst Rehab Telethon, Richland Mall – 1812Blockhouse photo

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