Tuesday, May 3, 2011
On Friday, April 29th, the American Red Cross-Dallas Area Chapter hosted telethons at three local television stations to collect donations primarily benefiting the Spring Storms Disaster Response. It could be considered an understatement to call the night successful raising over $50,000 in the span of about five hours. We owe a heartfelt thanks to all of our generous donors that called in to support the efforts of the Red Cross as numerous storms raged across nearly half the country.
We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the stations that held these telethons for us making it all possible. In Dallas, we had the support of our exclusive media partner for the Dallas Area Chapter’s 100th Anniversary, WFAA Channel 8. In Fort Worth, we received a warm welcome from the CBS 11 and TXA 21 teams. These stations all reached out to the Red Cross less than 24 hours after deadly tornadoes ripped through several states including Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
As always, we were very dependent on our volunteers to staff the phone banks and getting so many people placed in multiple areas on short notice took some work but we made it happen. In all, we had about 36 volunteers step up to help take your calls. A definite hats-off to all of them for so thoughtfully giving their time!