Community Service

WCVB, the Hearst ABC affiliate in Boston, raised more than $350,000 to help those still struggling in the aftermath of a gas line disaster in September that caused explosions and more than 80 individual fires in Massachusetts.
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WAPT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss., collected 2,321 whole turkeys and more than $2,260 in cash donations during its annual Turkey Drive.
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WPVI, the ABC O&O in Philadelphia, has rallied the community to raise canned foods, funds and awareness to help fight hunger around the region.
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KNTV and KSTS, the NBC-owned and Telemundo affiliates, respectively, serving San Francisco, are hosting an all-day fundraiser to assist relief and recovery operations for people affected by the devastating wildfires in Northern and Southern California.
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WDTN, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, with corporate partner Kroger, began its 37th annual Food for Friends campaign this week, an initiative to help stock neighborhood food banks.
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KCRA and KQCA partnered with the Gold Country Region Chapter of the American Red Cross on a disaster relief drive that raised more than $1,250,000 to support people impacted by the devastating wildfires in California.
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Gray’s NBC affiliate in Fargo is supporting a message of unity by the Fargo Police Department and the rapping police.
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WCAU (NBC) and WWSI (Telemundo62), the NBC-owned duopoly in Philadelphia, will host Progress and Promise Against Cancer Day, a live, interactive broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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WPTV, the Scripps-owned NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., has kicked off a year-long commitment to protect South Florida’s beaches, waterways and wetlands.
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Austin Kellerman is the news director at the Nexstar stations in Little Rock, Ark. But he spent a week or so helping Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Panama City, WMBB, during and after Hurricane Michael.
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WDSU, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in New Orleans, held a telethon on Friday, Oct. 12, for victims of Hurricane Michael.
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A teenager who was homeless for much of his senior year in high school, and often had to walk 20 miles just to get to school, received a full scholarship to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, from the help of WKMG, the CBS affiliate in Orlando, Fla.
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WXIX Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bell and the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross partnered on a day-long telethon to raise funds in support of Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.
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WBRC, Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., is partnering with the Birmingham Salvation Army to host a Hurricane Michael relief phone bank today until 6:30 p.m.
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Quincy Media’s ABC affiliate WKOW-TV teamed up with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross to hold a live telethon on September 6 that raised almost $130,000 for flood relief.
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Myrtle Beach resident Karen Goodwin evacuated with her eight-year-old granddaughter, who carried with her a WMBF kids’ hurricane tracker. “We trust our local broadcasters because they’re a part of our community, they’re going through the storm, too,” said Goodwin. “They’re down-to-earth and tell it like it
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Hearst’s ABC affiliate WISN-TV Milwaukee raised $90,000 for hurricane relief efforts during a helpline held September 18 in partnership with the American Red Cross of Wisconsin. The money raised through this helpline will assist the Red Cross in providing shelter, food, supplies, and other forms of support.
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Tribune’s Fox affiliate WGHP-TV High Point, N.C., raised $122,000 for hurricane relief efforts in a 13-hour telethon held September 19.
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Nearly one million more residents in the Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh areas of North Carolina tuned into local newscasts on broadcast TV stations the week Hurricane Florence approached the East Coast and made landfall in the Carolinas than the previous week, according to data from ratings measurement service Nielsen.
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WKOW teamed up with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross to hold a live telethon that raised almost $130,000 for flood relief.
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