KHBS-KHOG Telethon Raises More Than $60,000 For Arkansas Tornado Victims
40/29 News and the American Red Cross would like to thank everyone who helped raise more than $60,000 for Arkansas tornado victims. 40/29 kicked off its “Tornado Relief Telethon” during “40/29 News at 5pm” on Wednesday, February 6th and the phones started ringing right away.
“We were blown away by the community’s response.” Said Jim Prestwood, 40/29 President & General Manager. “Everyone really stepped up to help out in this effort.”
The telethon was scheduled to end after “40/29 News at 10pm”, but the phones didn’t stop ringing until nearly midnight. “We were still receiving donations long after the telethon ended.” Said Mike Courington, 40/29 News Director.
“It was so great to see our communities come together to help in such a desperate time of need. We’re so grateful for everyone’s generosity.” Said Ruthanne Hill, Executive Director of the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross.
All of the money raised goes to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that swept across Arkansas Tuesday evening.