A Milwaukee TV station hosted a phone bank Tuesday to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Florence.
WISN-TV teamed up with the American Red Cross of Wisconsin and raised $90,757 from viewers throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The money will support hurricane victims in North Carolina, South Carolina, and other neighboring states.
“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by Hurricane Florence. We’re all overcome with sadness to see the destruction that this has caused, yet deeply moved by the kindness displayed by our viewers,” Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12 said. “As the storms pass and the rebuilding begins, efforts like this helpline will empower Red Cross in their important mission. Every donation makes a difference, and people across the state of Wisconsin have really come together to help. Their generosity is nothing short of inspiring.”
The money raised through this helpline will assist Red Cross in providing shelter, food, supplies, emotional support, and equipment.