Thursday, September 01, 2005

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."

7 Comments:

At 8:22 AM, September 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure that KNWA really partnered with the Red Cross. The Red Cross was actively involved in 40/29's $300K telethon. Perhaps KNWA said they'd give their money to the Red Cross.

 
At 8:46 AM, September 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard KNWA REACHED OUT to the other stations in the market to do a market-wide fundraiser (including KHOG)... but KHOG apparently thought the tragedy was more of a marketing thing...so they decided to go and do their own telethon, thereby snubbing everybody else. It's my understanding that not only is KNWA raising money, but so are other Nexstar stations like KARK and KTAL. That's what I heard anyway.

 
At 8:46 AM, September 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard KNWA REACHED OUT to the other stations in the market to do a market-wide fundraiser (including KHOG)... but KHOG apparently thought the tragedy was more of a marketing thing...so they decided to go and do their own telethon, thereby snubbing everybody else. It's my understanding that not only is KNWA raising money, but so are other Nexstar stations like KARK and KTAL. That's what I heard anyway.

 
At 9:13 AM, September 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't KTHV done anything? KARK is working with Citadel stations and KATV is doing something on their own, but haven't heard a word about KTHV.

 
At 2:53 PM, September 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pretty sure KNWA gave out the RED CROSS's 1-800 number...Maybe KHOG is stealing the money.

 
At 4:49 PM, September 02, 2005, Blogger The Salty Dog said...

What be the number? Is that the 1-800-HELP NOW? I've heard that everywhere, including XM Satellite radio. Was there a different number?

 
At 9:35 AM, September 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KHOG used a different number

 

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