Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Allbritton-owned WHTM-TV Harrisburg and Mission Central joined forces in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to coordinate a drive to collect items for storm victims in New Jersey. Operation Sandy Relief raised over $30,000 in cash donations and more than 40,000 pounds of new items, including coats, blankets, socks, diapers, batteries and toys. "Viewers stepped up quickly and generously to help our neighbors in New Jersey," explained WHTM-TV President and General Manager Joe Lewin. "This is just one example of how our local community can work together to make a difference in the lives of those affected by tragedy."
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