Relief For America

Relief For America:

Triangle Residents Show Support For Victims of Terrorist Attacks

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

FOX 50 & the Durham Bulls worked together to take donations on Blackwell Street, out front of the ballpark.

WRAL-TV & WRAL-FM manned one station outside the Crabtree Mall.

The Bulls draped a huge American flag from an American Tobacco Campus warehouse.

via credit card at or can mail checks to: American Red Cross, Attention: Disaster Relief Fund, 100 North Peartree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610. Make checks payable to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, and in the memo section of the check write, “WRAL- Relief Fund.” For credit card donations via phone call 1-800-HELP-NOW.

People lined up to give donations outside Cary Towne Center.

FOX 50 Sports Reporter Dwayne Ballen (left) gave out flags while photographer Scott Reid captured the action.

The American Red Cross was on hand to help people make appointments to give blood, and time slots filled quickly. Those interested in giving blood should call 1-800-GIVE-BLOOD.

Red Cross volunteers helped man the stations.

Even children stopped by with parents to donate.

CNN’s Jim Chapin helped direct traffic.

The Red Cross also made appointments for blood donation.

Vigil of Hope

President George W. Bush declared Friday, September 14, as a National Day of Prayer & Remembrance. WRAL-TV and FOX 50 have partnered with the City of Durham and Radio One to sponsor a “Vigil of Hope.” The candlelight prayer event will be held at 7:00pm at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham. Gates will open at 6:00pm.

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