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Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 12/6/2013
CBS-owned WBBM-AM Chicago raised more than $2.1 million during its Day of Giving campaign on December 3. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross efforts to aid those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines and by disasters at home. "We were honored to assist in helping get aid to where itís needed, both locally and around the world," said Marty Wilke, WBBM president and general manager.
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