Close the Gap FAQ What is the “Close the Gap” figure and what does it mean?The gap is the combination of how much money remains to fulfill our Share 2019 goal when all financial pledges have been fulfilled and how much it will cost to purchase two new generators for WBCL and WBCY. The financial gap as of November 20, 2019 was $211,847. What was the Share 2019 goal?$1,467,000 What amount of Share 2019 pledges remain to be fulfilled?$188,576 (As of November 20, 2019) What is the goal to pay for the two new generators?$50,000 What amount remains to meet the goal to purchase two new generators?$23,271 (As of November 20, 2019) Why new generators?We take very good care of our equipment and that fact has allowed us to keep our current generators up and running for 15+ years. However, WBCY has been off the air multiple times in the last few months due to a failing generator. Both generators are unreliable, especially during inclement weather. Purchasing these new generators now will help us be better prepared in times of emergency and keep WBCL and WBCY on the air consistently, 24-7, rain or shine. Why are you asking all listeners to contribute toward a generator for 90.3fm and 89.5fm?The signal that comes from WBCL feeds our other frequencies and it covers all of northeast Indiana, most of northwest Ohio, much of west-central Ohio and a portion of southern Michigan. Additionally, WBCY covers a large listening are in Ohio and part of Michigan and has already failed multiple times. Both must remain strong out of necessity technologically but more importantly, it carries our mission “to communicate God’s redemptive love and truth…” and at no time can we afford to put that in jeopardy. When I donate, where does the money go?If you are fulfilling a Share 2019 pledge, then that donation will go toward meeting the Share 2019 goal and that is hugely important. That funding helps pay the bills and other ongoing operating budget costs. Donations designated toward the generator campaign will go to that effort. Any undesignated year-end gifts will go toward the generator campaign until the $50,000 goal is met. Once that is reached, undesignated gifts will go toward Share 2019 goal to assist covering pledges others are unable to fulfill. What if I’ve already fulfilled my Share 2019 pledge, can I give a little extra to help with the WBCL Generator campaign? Yes! Any extra amount that you’d be willing to give will be greatly appreciated. Just remember to designate your extra gift toward that project. I’ve prayed about it and I’m ready to partner with WBCL. What do I do next? Thanks for praying and for partnering with us!