CBC Divisions Join Forces for Hurricane Katrina Relief Drive

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Hurricane Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Capitol Broadcasting Company will use its diversified companies and public events to raise money for the American Red Cross and collect food in partnership with the North Carolina Food Bank. WRAL-TV, FOX50, WILM-TV and WRAL-FM are donating air time to publicize the fundraising drive.

Friday, September 2
6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Operation Storm Relief
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina has devastated parts of Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama.
Hurricane Katrina

WRAL-TV, FOX50, the Durham Bulls, American Tobacco Project and MIX101.5 WRAL-FM will partner for Operation Storm Relief, a daylong fundraising drive using three different collection points. People are asked to bring cash or checks made payable to the American Red Cross to any of the following:

  • WRAL-TV collection point at Raleigh’s Triangle Towne Center in the Dillard’s parking lot across from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
  • FOX50/Durham Bulls/American Tobacco collection point in front of the Diamond View Building at 512 S. Mangum Street in Durham
  • MIX101.5 WRAL-FM collection point at Crabtree Valley Mall parking lot between Sears and Hecht’s on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Creedmoor Road
Sunday, September 4
4:30 – 8:00pm
Pops in the Park
Collecting cash/check donations at WRAL’s 26th Annual “Pops in the Park” concert hosted by the Town of Cary at the beautiful Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park. Gates open at 4:30pm. The free concert, performed by the North Carolina Symphony featuring Mike Cross, starts at 7 pm. Cash or checks made out to the American Red Cross will be accepted from 4:30-8:00pm at the WRAL tent or the Amphitheatre’s Guest Services.
Tuesday, September 6
7:00 – 7:30pm
WRAL-TV Telethon
Live Hurricane relief telethon staffed by local celebrities. Taking donations for the American Red Cross and outlining other ways to contribute to the relief effort. Live half-hour broadcast starts at 7pm, phones open until 10pm.
Thursday, September 8
Food Drive
Collecting food and supplies in partnership with the North Carolina Food Bank at multiple locations across the region. For locations, times and a list of items to donate, click here.

American Red Cross

American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of this and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.

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