Area residents were struck by the story of three local children who recently lost their go-cart when an unknown thief stole the cart from their home.

Morning radio hosts from Mandatory FM 98.5, John Hollinger and Steve Ross, talked about the story on-air Tuesday morning during their “What they’re talking about around town” segment at 9:20 a.m.

“It’s a regular segment where we discuss local stories,” Hollinger said. “One of our listeners called in and said he lived close to the kids.”

That call started a wave of support from other listeners.

“We’re going to get some money together to donate to those kids,” Hollinger said. “I’m overwhelmed by the response of our community, but I’m not surprised. We’re just acting as a catalyst here and it’s just great to be a part of it.”