“As children, families, and seniors across the Heartland continue to struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many find themselves in the unfamiliar position of seeking emergency food assistance,” said Brian Barks, Food Bank for the Heartland’s president.
Eighty percent of LAUSD students live in poverty. Donations will help provide meals and urgently needed supplies, provide devices, digital libraries and books and help students to continue learning.
WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina, is partnering with the United Way of the Greater Triangle for a virtual telethon today to support local nonprofits providing critical resources including food, hygiene supplies, childcare, and housing support for residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The masks will be available for free to all Gray employees, but the company wants the first delivery of cloth masks reserved for those full-time and part-time employees who continue to work in a Gray facility or out in the field.
Activities and resources are aligned to the same standards and assignments students would normally be working on at this point in the school year. “WLOX feels an obligation to leverage its resources to help school districts and parents in these extraordinary times,” said Rick Williams, WLOX general manager.
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Some TV stations are helping their local advertisers with deeply discounted or free — yes, I said free — advertising to keep their clients top of mind in their market.
Erik Candiani, marketing director for Gray’s NBC affiliate, said this spot took the entire team to put together, running from one side of the DMA to the other, coming together to shoot 30 people. “This is the kind of message everyone needs right now,” said Candiani.
For those watching KAIT on TV or on the station’s Facebook page Saturday, the coverage no doubt saved lives. It’s about as riveting live weather coverage as you’ll see.
“I can think of no greater use or public service of a station’s promotion inventory than bringing helpful content to our community during this critical time,” said Scott Brady, WDRB’s VP of creative services.