WTVM Birmingham, Ala., held a telethon to collect funds for Hurricane Michael relief, and Wells Fargo donated $500,000. “We remain committed to helping during this time of recovery and will continue to support communities across Alabama during this tremendous time of need,” said Leigh Collier, Wells Fargo Central Alabama Region Bank president.
Since its founding in 1977, House of Ruth Maryland has helped more than 100,000 victims through its shelter, 24-hour hotline, counseling, outreach, training and legal services. WMAR partnered with the organization to collect diapers and wipes, new women’s and children’s underwear and twin-size comforters, sheets and pillows.
WPVI news anchor Jim Gardner will moderate a debate between Pennsylvania’s Senator Bob Casey (D) and Congressman Lou Barletta (R) to air on Sunday morning.
In past hurricanes, desperate people made last-ditch calls to get rescued. Among the many missing after Hurricane Michael, I wonder if anyone made any last-minute calls for help from Mexico Beach.
WXIX partnered with Cincinnati Bell and the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross to raise more than $45,000 for Hurricane Michael relief. “While watching the unfolding story of Hurricane Michael,” said WXIX’s general manager, “it became clear FOX19 NOW needed to become involved and send help to those suffering after the storm’s devastation. That’s when we decided to produce all-day coverage to support rescuers and victims of the disaster.”
KING is airing live Senate and Congressional debates this month starting tonight. Produced by the Washington State Debate Coalition, the debates are free, open to the public. “I hear from the community how much they appreciate the in-depth political coverage that we provide,” said KING’s political reporter.
The race for the Congressional District 18 seat is of national importance and has been identified as a priority for both the Republican and Democratic Parties. “The opportunity to have viewers hear an open and unedited exchange of ideas is something we are very proud to be a part of. It is also a responsibility we take seriously,” said WPEC’s news director
WSVN’s owner, Ed Ansin, through his foundation, has donated $50,000 to the Feeding South Florida relief fund. “The Ansin Foundation and WSVN are committed to helping the communities most in need.”
Anne Adkins son, Matthew T. Bolar, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2007. Since then, she’s devoted her life to helping members of the military. “I felt like there was something else I needed to be doing; I had a calling too,” she said. “It was then we started working with charities to improve the lives of veterans.”
All day today, WBRC and the Birmingham Salvation Army will be answering phones to collect donations for Hurricane Michael relief efforts. “The region is special to so many of us and we view it as our mission to help those in need in any way we can,” said WBRC’s general manager.