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WTHR Raises $200,000 for Tornado Relief

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 8/31/2016

Dispatch Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WTHR-TV Indianapolis raised $200,000 to assist Red Cross relief efforts following the August 24 tornado outbreak. Eight confirmed tornadoes across the state left more than 200 people homeless in Kokomo, damaged 1,000 homes and left thousands without power. Partners in the WTHR Cares Emergency Relief Network include Cumulus’ WFMS-FM, the Red Cross, St. Vincent Health, Kroger and FORUM Credit Union. WTHR provided seven hours of live coverage and created on-air promos, including one featuring former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. "Our team is committed to serving our community every day,” said WTHR President and General Manager Larry Delia. “We want to let people of Kokomo and Central Indiana know that WTHR truly cares and that we are here to help in times of need.”

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