Local Stations Solicit Donations for Hurricane Victims
Almost all the stations in Little Rock, Shreveport, and Northwest Arkansas are doing their part in helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Below is a brief list of how each is doing its part.
> KNWA teamed up with Cumulus Broadcasting and the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross. To raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina. KNWA had a booth set up in NWA Mall the last couple of days in which donations could have been dropped off.
> KATV Partnering with the Red Cross, to Help Our "Neighbors in Need". KATV.com says, "In past times of need, KATV viewers have generously helped us raise over $300,000 for the Red Cross following the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Prior to that, KATV viewers helped raise over $400,000 with the United Way for tornado victims in Arkansas.Now, our neighbors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama have suffered a great loss and KATV is again appealing to our viewers for help." You'll find several ways to contribute to the Red Cross at KATV.com.
> KTHV Joins Local Church in Collecting Food Items For Refugees- Today's THV has implemented the 11 Alert Disaster Relief Program to help those here in Arkansas who are seeking shelter from the aftermath of the storm and those still stranded in Louisiana and Mississippi who lack even the most basic necessities.Today's THV and Fellowship Bible Church have joined together to help Arkansas Foodbank Network (non-perishable foods and toiletries) collect food for Arkansas shelters taking care of the Hurricane Refugees. You'll find more info HERE.
> KAIT and Triple FM kicked off a campaign Thursday to collect bottled water and monetary donations to send to hurricane victims on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
KAIT.com says, "The money will be turned over the American Red Cross to use as needed in the disaster relief efforts, while the water will be shipped to the studios of WLOX-TV, KAIT's sister station in Biloxi, Mississippi, where it will then be distributed. The water will be taken to Biloxi by Gary Beard Trucking, a local transport company."
> KLRT/Clear Channel's "Storm Aid" Donation Drive- From KLRT.com: "The “Storm Aid” donation drive at the Clear Channel Metroplex has become a big success. But more help is needed as relief efforts continue through the weekend. The donation drive will continue Friday on through the weekend. The goal is to fill up as many semi-trucks as possible with donations to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. But because of all the work that needs to be done in packing the trucks, volunteers are needed. "
> Lend A Hand: KSLA Hurricane Relief Mission- KSLA has kicked off an effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. According to its website, "KSLA is encouraging you to drop off clothing, especially school uniforms, at any Porter's Cleaners location.At any Shreveport-Bossier Kroger grocery store, you can donate bottled water, non-perishable food items, school supplies, diapers, even money.You can also add a donation to the amount of your next grocery bill.And to help push things along, Kroger has announced it will match all donations contributed, up to $300,000."