FOX8/WGHP Raises Over $122K for Hurricane Florence Victims - TvTechnology

FOX8/WGHP Raises Over $122K for Hurricane Florence Victims

Station takes more than 1000 individual donations in 13 hour telethon
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HIGH POINT, NC -– FOX8/WGHP, Tribune Broadcasting’s High Point, North Carolina station raised $122,563 after a 13-hour, in-studio telethon, Wednesday, Sept. 19 to aid victims impacted by Hurricane Florence.

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Salvation Army volunteers, FOX8 staff members and numerous community leaders staffed the telethon, and the station asked its more than 775,000 Facebook fans to spread the message on social media.

[READ: FOX8/WGHP To Host Telethon For Hurricane Florence Victims]

All money pledged via the phone bank will be processed through the Salvation Army’s national headquarters and 100 percent of the funds raised will be used to deliver aid.

“$122,000 is an incredible sum of money, and truly speaks to the unmatched generosity of the people of the Triad. But make no mistake, this will be a long term recovery effort. I encourage everyone to visit salvationarmycarolinas.org to do what they can to help,” said FOX8/WGHP General Manager, Jim Himes.