Durham Red Cross Thanks CBC For Relief For America Fundraising

Durham Red Cross Thanks CBC For Relief For America Fundraising


Representatives from the Central NC Red Cross thanked CBC for its efforts to help the victims of September 11th. (left to right) CNCRC
Director of Development Leslie Rupp, CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon, WRAL-FM Vice President & General Manager Ardie Gregory & CNCRC Director of Communications & Marketing Dianne Miller.

The Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross recently stopped by Capitol Broadcasting to thank the company for its active participation in the fundraising to help the victims of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC. CBC and its media divisions, FOX50, WRAL-TV, WRAL-FM, coordinated Relief for America after the September 11th tragedies.

The stations, along with the Durham Bulls, raised money at three Triangle locations on September 13. The money from the Blackwell Street location in front of the ballpark went to the Durham branch of the Red Cross, the Central North Carolina Chapter, for processing to the national organization. They also processed the funds received at the Vigil of Hope held at the Bulls on September 14.

This chapter wanted to officially thank CBC for its efforts. Chapter Director of Development Leslie Rupp and Director of Communications & Marketing Dianne Miller, stopped by CBC on Monday, December 3, to make a presentation to CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon and WRAL-FM Vice President & General Manager


The chapter presented plaques to CBC, WRAL-FM & FOX50.

Ardie Gregory. Rupp stopped by earlier to make a similar presentation to FOX50 General Manager Tommy Schenck and Promotion Manager Mark Bradley in Durham.

The Central NC Chapter of the American Red Cross received $67,000, raised at the Durham Bulls location. The two Raleigh locations of CBC’s Relief for America fundraiser pulled in $430,000, together, and $47,000 was raised online via WRAL.com. This current total is $544,000, not including the checks citizens mailed directly to the local Red Cross for the WRAL fund which have not been tallied yet. The funds raised in Wake County will be processed through the Triangle American Red Cross, Raleigh’s chapter.

So far, $543 billion has been raised nationwide for the American Red Cross for disaster relief for September 11. For more information about exactly how these funds are being used, visit www.redcross.org.

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