Radio talk show host Harry Hurley presented Sister Jean Webster's Kitchen with $1,320 to help purchase a headstone for her grave, Hurley said in a statement
The presentation took place Monday morning on Hurley’s WPG Talk Radio 1450 program “Hurley in the Morning.”
The $750 headstone, to be crafted by Peterson Monument, should be completed within 12 weeks for placement on Webster’s grave at the Atlantic City Cemetery in Pleasantville.
A volunteer at the kitchen, Sister Debbie, told Hurley that they hope Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford names a day in Webster’s honor to coincide with the unveiling.
Hurley said that the fundraiser, conducted through on-air pledges, still needs $130 to reach $1,450, the same as the station’s call letters.
“My audience is one of the most caring and generous in the history of our market,” Hurley said. “Sister Jean deserves this and I'm very grateful to our listeners for stepping up and making this happen.”
Webster, who fed Atlantic City's poor for 25 years, died in January 2011 at age 76. Her soup kitchen still operates out of Victory First Presbyterian Church on Pacific Avenue.
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