WKRG News 5 and American Red Cross raise more than $20,000 for Hurricane Laura victims

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UPDATE (9/9/2020 1:50 pm) — THANK YOU! With your donations to the WKRG News 5 and America Red Cross Virtual Telethon, we raised $22,452.50 that will go directly to Hurricane Laura Victims in southwest Louisiana and the coast of Texas.

  • $5,087.50 was donated on the (800) Call-in line
  • $2,315 was given online
  • $50 was presented in person to WKRG News 5 studios
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield donated $15,000 during the telethon

$10 donations were given through a text line. We are still waiting for that number to add to the total.

Again, THANK YOU for all of your donations.

ORIGINAL STORY– Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) — Help rebuild southwest Louisiana. WKRG News 5 is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help the thousands of victims affected by Hurricane Laura with a virtual telethon.

Call 866-477-GIVE (4483) or text “LAURA” to 90999 Tuesday September 9th in every newscast to make a donation, or donate right now by following this link.


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