19 Apr FOX8/WGHP Raises Over $70K For Tornado Victims
Station partnered with Salvation Armies of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and Burlington for in-studio telethon on April 18
High Point, NC – April 19, 2018 As the communities of Guilford and Rockingham Counties begin the long recovery process after a deadly tornado, the greater Piedmont Triad stepped up to help its neighbors in need. FOX8/WGHP, Tribune Broadcasting’s High Point, North Carolina station, held an in-studio telethon Wednesday, raising over $70,000 to aid the recovery effort.
All money pledged via the phone bank will be processed through the Salvation Armies of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and Burlington and distributed locally.
The 13-hour in-studio telethon was staffed by Salvation Army volunteers, FOX8 staff members, and numerous community leaders. FOX8 also leveraged the power of it’s more than 700,000 Facebook fans to spread the message on social media.
“The giving sprit of this community continues to be inspirational. Once again, in a time of great need the people of the Triad came together, and we could not be more proud,” said FOX8/WGHP General Manager, Jim Himes.
“We really appreciate what a great community citizen FOX8 is on an ongoing basis, but especially in this time of such great hurting in our community. We look forward to making a big difference in the lives of the people that have been affected by the tornado,” added Major Don Vick of the Salvation Army of Greensboro.
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