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Hearst Stations Distribute Water during E.Coli Contamination

Topic: Neighbors in Need
Posted on 10/17/2022

WBAL-TV, 98 ROCK and WBAL NewsRadio Baltimore partnered with Safeway Foundation to distribute water to West Baltimore residents affected by an E.Coli contamination. In September, volunteers from WBAL handed out more than 38,000 bottles of Safeway Signature SELECT Refreshe Purified Water.

The WBAL team set up its distribution center in the Harlem Park community, an area greatly affect by the E.Coli contamination. “This was a great opportunity to reach out to one of our longtime partners and join forces to help people in need,” said Jerome Chester, director of Programming and Public Affairs, WBAL-TV.

In all, more than 1,600 cases of water were provided to the community. The WBAL/Safeway water distribution volunteer event was part of HEARST Gives Back, a Hearst Television initiative that encourages employees to support their communities through volunteer activities.

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