WBAY and Woodward Radio joined together Thursday for a daylong "mediathon" to raise money for the American Red Cross.
With a $35,000 matching donation from J.J. Keller Foundation, our one-day total is:
The total doesn't include in-person donations made at Community First Credit Union or donations made directly to the American Red Cross as a result of this appeal.
With the devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Northeast Wisconsin has stepped up to help in a big way! And we thank you!
Every dollar counts!
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Why are we raising money instead of filling trucks with relief supplies? Click here to read why charities say money helps more than goods in major disasters.
680: Number of government and Red Cross evacuation centers opened in six states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
507,000: Overnight stays provided to people in those shelters
3,350: Red Cross volunteers responding to Irma.
100: Emergency response vehicles sent to deliver meals and relief supplies.
1.8 million: Number of meals and snacks served in Texas and Louisiana
422,000: Relief items distributed so far, including diapers, hygiene kits, bug spray and cleaning supplies
3,900: Red Cross volunteers responding to Harvey in Texas alone
62,000: Number of contacts made by mental health and health services professionals to provide support and care to those affected.
Other ways to donate to the Red Cross:
Click here to make a donation by credit card or PayPal.
Minimum donation is $10. You can choose if you want the donation to go to Harvey relief, Irma relief, the Disaster Relief Fund, where it's needed most, or a local Red Cross chapter.
HARVEY to 90999 - $10 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
IRMA to 90999 - $10 to Hurricane Irma relief efforts
REDCROSS to 90999 - $10 to Disaster Relief Fund
DONATE to 90999 - $25 to Disaster Relief Fund
ASSIST to 90999 - $10 for disasters big and small (tornadoes, floods, house fires)
Text one of these keywords to have a donation to the American Red Cross added to your wireless bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. You will receive a reply asking you to verify this one-time donation. Message, data rates and fees may apply.
Click here for a printable donation form. The form includes the address for mailing and information on how to direct your donation to the cause you want. Make checks payable to "American Red Cross".
The American Red Cross is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations to the American Red Cross are tax-deductible.