Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 5/1/2018
TEGNA’s CBS affiliate WFMY-TV Greensboro, N.C., raised more than $100,000 for United Way tornado relief efforts with two telethons, held April 17 and 19. The EF-2 tornado that killed one person and destroyed homes touched down in the neighborhood of WFMY’s studios. In the days following the storm, WFMY continued to share stories of the storm’s impact and encourage donations of needed items.
“We’re humbled to be part of something bigger than us and all about our neighbors,” said General Manager Larry Audas.
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