Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 2/9/2015
Raycom Media stations NBC affiliate WDAM-TV Hattiesburg MS, NBC affiliate WLBT-TV Jackson MS, ABC affiliate WLOX-TV Biloxi MS and NBC affiliate WMC-TV Memphis, Tenn. raised $218,000 in a fundraiser held on Jan. 8. The fundraiser aids long-term recovery following the tornadoes on Dec. 23, 2014 through the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. The tornadoes that ripped through central Mississippi killed at least 5 people and destroyed more than 300 homes and businesses. With WDAM-TV leading the efforts, the three other Raycom media television stations assisted the efforts.
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