WLEN News Director Ian Wendt; director of sales and digital engagement, Ashley Gonzalez; president, Julie Koehn; and Congressman Tim Walberg. (Courtesy of WLEN.com)

Congressman Tim Walberg (R-7) presented WLEN Radio with the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s  Service to Community Award on Tuesday evening (6/11) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Lenawee  Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) was recognized for its based annual “Thank a Vet” effort.

“I was proud to recognize the WLEN team, led by Julie Koehn, and congratulate them for earning this prestigious national award,” Congressman Walberg said in a press statement.

“At the foundation of building a strong community is honoring the promises we have made to our veterans. WLEN has done exceptional work in raising money for local veterans, including those who are homeless. For all of us who call Lenawee County home, we’re grateful for WLEN’s commitment to giving back to the community.”

Each Veteran’s Day, WLEN’s “Thank a Vet” program raises funds to offer immediate help for veterans in need. Last year, over $30,000 was raised to assist veterans in Lenawee County.  More than $250,000 has been raised since effort began.