August 30, 2017

40/29 News and The Red Cross hosted a "Telethon for Texas"

40/29 and the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross partnered to hosted a “Telethon for Texas” on Wednesday, August 30th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  They raised over $45,000 for their disaster relief efforts.

The telethon was a special appeal for donations to assist disaster relief efforts for the people in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey that has led to devastating flooding, displaced families, and damaged homes.

Volunteers staffed phones at 40/29 for viewers to call in and easily donate to disaster relief. Thank you for donating!

If you are unable to call during the telethon and want to help, other ways to donate include:

Making a $10 donation by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999

Making a donation, of any amount, on the American Red Cross website or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Donating blood.  Visit the American Red Cross website to find a collection location or blood drive near you.