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November 07, 2015

WIP host Innes raises thousands on GoFundMe for Dallas women's shelter

Radio show helps raise over $10K to move past Cowboys' DE Greg Hardy's domestic violence record

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FORMER 94 WIP afternoon show host Josh Innes.

Never underestimate the power of the airwaves.

Hoping to spread some positivity amid the outcry over Cowboys defensive lineman Greg Hardy's domestic violence charges, which were expunged Thursday, 94 WIP afternoon host Josh Innes launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for Genesis Women's Shelter in Dallas.

Instead of just complaining about Greg Hardy, we want to do something to help the cause. All money will go directly to the shelter. Let's show everyone what Philadelphia fans are made of.

The response has been overwhelming. In less than a day, with a goal of $3,000, Innes and his co-hosts, Hollis "Tank" Thomas and Spike Eskin, have totaled donations in excess of $13,000. Eskin posted the following message on the account Saturday morning:

Thanks so much from Josh, Tank and I, and of course from the people at Genesis Women's Shelter. The response from Eagles fans (and even some Cowboys fans) has been unreal....We're so proud of everyone who has helped. Thank you.

Genesis Women's Shelter offers a full range of services to vulnerable women, including counseling, case management, day care, an on-site school, and job readiness classes.

The campaign is a welcome departure from the slew of negative headlines Hardy has generated over the past year, including remorseless comments, an on-field outburst and the disturbing details that have come to light about his abusive relationship with ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder.

Spike Eskin provided an encouraging update Sunday as donations continued to pour in.

Those interested in making a donation can do so at the "Help Genesis Women's Shelter" GoFundMe page