Community Service

WGHP, the Fox affiliate owned by Tribune serving the Greensboro-High Point, N.C., market, held an in-studio telethon yesterday raising more than $122,000 to help deliver aid to those affected by Hurricane Florence.
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An event organized by WBNS will have a solemn procession of 300 cars drive through the city of Columbus, Ohio, this Sunday morning to draw awareness to the deadly dangers of distracted driving.
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WTAE, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate owned by Hearst, is celebrating its 60th broadcasting anniversary by serving the hungry in its communities.
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WDTN, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, kicks off another year of collecting coats for less fortunate children and adults throughout the area.
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The Bay Area Proud segments, by KNTV reporter Garvin Thomas, air each week, featuring inspiring profiles of people, groups and companies that make the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live.
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Precious Forever showcased the work of a local photographer who creates art work for families of children who are facing serious and sometimes terminal illnesses.
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Hearst-owned KCRA and KQCA, the NBC and MyNetworkTV affiliates in Sacramento, Calif., partnered with the American Red Cross for a disaster relief drive yesterday that raised more than $700,000 to support people affected by the California wildfires.
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KSNV and KVCW, the NBC and CW affiliates have been named this year’s St. Jude Dream Home Station of the Year. The award comes on the heels of a successful campaign to raise $850,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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WCVB, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Boston, recently partnered with some of its community-minded advertisers, to makeover the Dimock Center’s Askia House residence for men in recovery.
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CBS Television Stations’ KYW-TV Philadelphia held their 12th annual Alex Scott Telethon, a 14-hour on-air benefit for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The event raised a record $7 million for pediatric cancer research.
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WDIV morning anchor Rhonda Walker has been awarded the NABJ Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award.
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NBC-owned WNBC and Telemundo’s WNJU New York City collected 1.9 million meals, which will restock eight food banks with 240 tons of nonperishable goods.
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Cox Media’s ABC affiliate WFTV Orlando recently paid $1 million of medical debt for 1,000 people.
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WTIC, the Tribune-owend Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Connecticut to change that.
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WFTV, Orlando’s ABC affiliate, and like KIRO in Seattle, owned by Cox, is paying off $1 million of medical debt for 1,000 people.
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WXIN, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, held a 13-hour telethon that raised more than $102,000, enough to provide over 300,000 meals for hungry Hoosiers.
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WFMY, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in the market, along with the United Way also raised money for the tornado victims, holding two telethons. The partnership generated more than $100,000.
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WGHP, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in close-by High Point, partnered with the Salvation Armies of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and Burlington for an in-studio telethon last week that netted more than $70,000 to aid the recovery effort.
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KYW-TV and WPSG-TV ninth annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Telethon, a 14-hour on-air fundraiser that aired live across both television stations, raised more than $1 million.
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KSL, the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City owned by Bonneville International is airing an in-depth special report tonight at 10 to tackle all the tough issues surrounding the safe schools conversation.
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