In a show of support for the United States and the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist strikes, several CBC divisions worked together to raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Through “Relief for America” MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, WRAL-TV, FOX 50 and the Durham Bulls have raised around $415,000 to aid the Red Cross so far.
Personalities and staff from all four CBC entities manned fundraising booths at Crabtree Mall in Raleigh, Cary Towne Center in Cary and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham from 6:00am-7:00pm on Thursday, Sept. 13th. Well over 4,000 people stopped by to make donations.
A steady stream of Triangle citizens moved through the donation areas. Children gave their allowances, companies raised money to present collectively, even an American Airlines flight attendant stopped by in full uniform to give money. Each person received an American flag as a gesture of patriotism and solidarity. Many attached them to their car antennas or luggage racks.
The donations will be used to assist victims of the attack on America and their families. MIX 101.5 decided to re-open the Crabtree Mall booth from 6:00-9:00am today, Friday, September 14th, because so many want to give.
Those unable to stop by one of the donation areas can still give money online