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Alpha Media Stations Raise Money for Louisiana Flood Victims

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 8/22/2016

Alpha Media stations provided extensive coverage of the floods and encouraged listeners to donate to the American Red Cross. Portland Operations Manager Bruce Collins said, “We are honored and privileged as a media company to participate in helping the thousands of people in the Baton Rouge area who suffered from this catastrophic flooding event.” Biloxi, Miss. stations asked listeners and local businesses to donate relief supplies at the Gulfport City Hall or local fire station from August 15-16. Three semi-trucks were filled, far exceeding the goal of one truck. “Through Alpha’s outreach and radio networks, we were able to engage so many more people and had an abundance of volunteers and donations streaming in,” said City of Gulfport Public Information Officer Chris Vignes. “Some of the most memorable moments were listeners showing up with their own stories and donations.”

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