Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 6/7/2013
In advance of Memorial Day, Stillwater Radio, which owns four-stations in Stillwater, Okla., hosted a radiothon that raised $24,000 in donations for tornado victims, including a $10,000 check from the radio group. All donations went to the local American Red Cross. Mary Ann White, the executive director of the American Red Corss noted, "no disaster ever will exceed the caring spirit of Oklahomans! From all of us at your American Red Cross, thank you for hosting the only Stillwater Radiothon for your local Red Cross Chapter."
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