Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 8/30/2017
Hearst’s ABC affiliate WCVB-TV Boston raised more than $500,000 in the “Relief Fund 5: Help for Houston” telethon held August 30 for the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. “When our community rallies to support a worthy cause, the results are always amazing,” said WCVB President and General Manager Bill Fine. “WCVB has always been dedicated to helping those in need, and everyone here at Channel 5 is so proud to have been a part of this telethon to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.”
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