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Brooke & Jeffrey Raise $18,000 for Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine

Date Posted: 5/20/2022

Premiere Networks Brooke & Jeffrey closed out their first-ever Merch for A Cause event with $18,000 for Heart to Heart Internationals humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

The show sold limited edition t-shirts and sweatshirts to raise funds. When the Ukraine crisis happened, we knew that we wanted to do something to help, said show host Brooke Fox.

iHeart Stations Rally Listeners to Stand Up For Ukraine

Date Posted: 5/4/2022

Stand Up for Ukraine social media rally raised $10.1 billion in grants and loans to support those who had to flee their homes in Ukraine, according to the international education and advocacy group Global Citizen. iHeartMedia joined forces with Global Citizen urging listeners to take action and contribute to the global campaign.

iHeartRadio shared special calls to action and PSAs and used its platforms to amplify artists who posted content on their social channels in support of the April 9 event.

Millions of Ukrainian families have been displaced from their country and are currently living in the cold without food and shelter. They need our help now, said iHeartMedia President of Entertainment Enterprises John Sykes. iHeart is asking all of our listeners, employees and personalities to join some of the worlds biggest musicians and entertainers to use their voices to advocate for the people of Ukraine and call on world leaders to mobilize urgent refugee relief and humanitarian aid as soon as possible."

Beasley Supports UNICEF in Ukraine

Date Posted: 4/6/2022

The Beasley Best Community of Caring campaign from Beasley Media Group is bringing its stations together to support the humanitarian efforts of UNICEF for the children affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

Right now, over seven million children in Ukraine and its bordering countries are in need of food and clean water, medical care, clothing and a safe place to sleep. UNICEF is scaling up its emergency response inside the country while also racing to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable children and families on the move as they stream into neighboring countries.

Illinois Broadcasters Team Up for Ukraine Relief

Date Posted: 4/6/2022

Illinois Helps Ukraine is a joint fundraising campaign between Ukraine Institute of Modern Art and the Illinois Broadcasters Association to benefit UNICEFs humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

Starting Monday, April 4, television stations and radio stations across the state are joining forces to help encourage Illinoisans to help out by donating to UNICEF. Contributions can also be made by accessing a QR code that will be displayed during public service announcements and news stories.

The goal of Illinois Helps Ukraine is to raise $1 million, with all proceeds going to UNICEF.

KING 5 Livestreams Concert to Benefit Ukrainian Refugees

Date Posted: 4/6/2022

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, King County Executive Dow Constantine and 36 mayors from across King County hosted the Mayors Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide to raise money to help Ukrainian refugees in Europe as well as Ukrainian and other refugees in King County. Funds raised by the concert benefited the Seattle Refugee Fund.

The event was livestreamed on King 5 Seattles digital properties and broadcast live on sister station KONG. King 5 anchor Joyce Taylor also served as emcee.

Milwaukee Stations Raise $20,000 to Help Ukraine

Date Posted: 3/22/2022

Several Milwaukee broadcasters joined together in MKE for Ukraine an effort to raise money for humanitarian relief in Ukraine. The one-day online fundraiser, organized by OnMilwaukee.com, raised $20,000 for UNICEFs Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine and surrounding countries.

Multiple media outlets participated, including Bustos Media, CBS58 (WDJT-TV), Clear Channel Outdoor, Good Karma Broadcasting, iHeartRadio, Milwaukee Magazine, Milwaukee Radio Alliance, Milwaukee World Festivals, Inc, Pabst Theater Group, Wisconsin Center District and 88Nine (WYMS-FM).

Sinclair Launches Program for Ukraine Humanitarian Relief

Date Posted: 3/17/2022

Sinclair Broadcast Group has launched Sinclair Cares: Ukraine Relief, a fundraising partnership with Global Red Cross to help with its humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

According to the UN Human Rights Council, more than three million people have fled Ukraine and an estimated 18 million a third of the countrys population need humanitarian assistance.

Sinclair Cares: Ukraine Relief will fundraise on behalf of the Global Red Cross to support the delivery of emergency aid, such as providing food, fuel, medical supplies and first aid training support to those in Ukraine and others seeking safety in neighboring countries. Sinclair will provide a corporate match of up to $50,000 for the first $50,000 raised through www.SinclairCares.com.

Hubbard Radio Station Raises More Than $100K for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

Date Posted: 3/12/2022

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe, Hubbard Radios KTMY-FM in Minneapolis-St. Paul is partnering with Minnesota-based Alight to raise money that will directly aid refugee care in Poland. The fundraiser, myTalkers for Ukraine, which kicked-off Monday, March 7, has already raised $105,000 and will continue through this week.

Alight, formerly known as American Refugee Committee, has a team on the ground at the Ukrainian border in Poland, assisting refugees with relief items and medical supplies for people fleeing Ukraine. They are providing baby food, diapers, sanitary items, blankets and phone chargers so people can stay connected with loved ones. Alight is offering safe transport for families once inside Poland and secure shelter in Poland. Plus, support for host communities whove been openly welcoming Ukranians.

WFMZ Photographer Helps Ukraine Journalists Stay Safe on Front Lines

Date Posted: 3/8/2022

Chris Post, a freelance photojournalist for WFMZ, an independent station in Allentown, Pa., owned by Maranatha Broadcasting, specializes in journalist safety. A former firefighter/EMT, Post teaches courses in emergency medical care for several state and federal government agencies.

So when Russia invaded Ukraine, local journalists working in Ukraine began reaching out to him with safety related questions. Post volunteered to conduct a Zoom call and found someone local to Allentown who could translate the real-time live session on Zoom in the Ukraine language.

Post says he covered a variety of safety issues that comes with being in a hostile environment, from how to use a tourniquet to how to maintain situational awareness, and putting on body armor and wearing it correctly. Post says the gravity of the situation there kicked in when he was told that there were journalists who were hunkered down in air raid shelters watching my Zoom while they were getting bombed.

Ohios News 5 Cleveland Spotlights Local Chaplain Supporting Ukrainian Soldiers

Date Posted: 3/6/2022

Ohios News 5 Cleveland, owned by Scripps Media, interviewed a local chaplain with connections in Ukraine who was able to deliver supplies to Ukrainian soldiers during the ongoing attack and included information for those looking to provide further support. We wanted to give support to Ukrainian soldiers and the response has been overwhelming," said Ronald Jackson.

WMYB (Energy 92.1)/Myrtle Beach Temporarily Rebrands As Ukraine 92.1

Date Posted: 3/4/2022

Dick Broadcastings Energy 92.1 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., rebranded as Ukraine 92.1 the weekend of March 4-6 in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The station spent the weekend spotlighting people from Ukraine who now live in Myrtle Beach and passed along information about how listeners could help with fundraising and relief efforts.

Miamis WPLG Shares Ways South Floridians Can Help Ukrainians

Date Posted: 3/3/2022

In an emergency, many peoples first question is how they can help. With active disinformation campaigns surrounding the crisis in Ukraine, sharing trustworthy resources is especially important. Berkshire Hathaways WPLG in Miami, Fla., collected donation requests from a variety of both local and international nonprofits for anyone in south Florida looking to help.

News4Jax Spotlights Local Woman Worried about Family in Ukraine

Date Posted: 3/1/2022

Can you imagine being 5,500 miles from family and knowing they are fighting to survive? asked Graham Media Groups News4Jax in Jacksonville, Fla. They spoke to a local woman with family in Ukraine to bring this story home for their viewers. All I want to know at this point is if theyre alive -- if theyre okay, said Lena Skalska. Skalskas father and family are in Kyiv. She copes with not only the daily fear but a sense of helplessness knowing they are in the middle of a war that has bombs falling near their home in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Armed Russian troops and armored vehicles marching past their home.

News 22 WWLP Features Local Woman Aiding Ukrainian Refugees

Date Posted: 3/1/2022

Nexstar Medias News 22 WWLP in Springfield, Mass., interviewed a local woman raising funds for Ukrainian refugees. All I can do is donate and send money to those people who are at the region and helping right now, right there, said Maria Laplante. The story also shared links to reliable international charities.

WGN9 Chicago Covers Rally for Ukraine

Date Posted: 2/28/2022

When citizens gather in protest or demonstration, local broadcasters are on the scene to report. Nexstar Media-owned WGN9 Chicago covered one rally attended by state and local political leaders in the citys Ukrainian village, amplifying statements made by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-5) and Danny Davis (IL-7).

Beasley Supports UNICEF in Ukraine

The Beasley Best Community of Caring campaign from Beasley Media Group is bringing its stations together to support the humanitarian efforts of UNICEF for the children affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

Right now, over seven million children in Ukraine and its bordering countries are in need of food and clean water, medical care, clothing and a safe place to sleep. UNICEF is scaling up its emergency response inside the country while also racing to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable children and families on the move as they stream into neighboring countries.

Illinois Broadcasters Team Up for Ukraine Relief

Illinois Helps Ukraine is a joint fundraising campaign between Ukraine Institute of Modern Art and the Illinois Broadcasters Association to benefit UNICEFs humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

Starting Monday, April 4, television stations and radio stations across the state are joining forces to help encourage Illinoisans to help out by donating to UNICEF. Contributions can also be made by accessing a QR code that will be displayed during public service announcements and news stories.

The goal of Illinois Helps Ukraine is to raise $1 million, with all proceeds going to UNICEF.





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