Food4Frontline has delivered 3,000 meals and has confirmed the delivery of 10,000 more with local hospitals, service providers and food partners over the next couple weeks. Seems like a win-win.
“With so many people out of work, and kids not getting school meals, we recognized early on the need for food in our community was at an all-time high, we knew there was a way to help,” said, John R. Soapes, WESH’s general manager.
“KOAT’s Project CommUNITY Giving Tuesday made a huge difference for families in central New Mexico, with donations raising over $81,000 in total,” said Rodney Prunty, United Way of Central New Mexico’s president.
In a Zoom interview, you can watch the creative services directors and marketing executives of four local TV stations in Kansas City describe how they all came together as partners to hold an all-day fund raiser to benefit local residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The donations included $100,000 from Sean Payton, the New Orleans Saints head coach. “During times like these, it is not only our duty but our privilege to join in and help our community,” said Joel Vilmenay, WDSU’s general manager.
“We wanted to go in a different direction as we continue to produce fresh promos with our commitment to #MichianaUnited,” said Nishan Gilmet, the creative services director for WBND South Bend, Ind. Finally, a local girl tried out. We knew right away her voice fits perfectly for our ABC 57 promo.”
A Patriots’ Day of Giving rallied people in their homes with special Boston Marathon programming, including a rebroadcast of the 2014 and 2018 races as well as an airing of BOSTON: The Documentary, the definitive history of the race.
WLNE, in Providence, Rhode Island, and KLKN, in Lincoln, Nebraska, both owned by Standard Media, launched, ‘Who’s Hiring’, a free service to local companies and job seekers to help during the coronavirus crisis.
WRC, the NBC O&O in Washington, held a fund drive on Thursday, April 16, that raised almost $50,000 in money and donations for local non-profit organizations directly helping people through the COVID-19 pandemic.
WPIX, Scripps’ CW affiliate in New York City, created a 90-second music image spot as a tribute to first responders, city workers and the courageous healthcare workers by re-working its station anthem, We Are New York’s Very Own.