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KSHB-TV TEAMS UP WITH THE SALVATION ARMY TO HELP TORNADO VICTIMS IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS

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Released 25 May 2011

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Wauwatosa, WI May 25, 2011 – KSHB-TV, Kansas City’s NBC Action News Station, has partnered with The Salvation Army to raise funds for tornado relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri and Reading, Kansas. All this week on NBC Action News at 5:00 and 6:00 pm, phone lines will be open.  On Monday, NBC Action News viewers generously donated $59,300 in the two hour telethon. Viewers may contribute $10 by texting the word JOPLIN to 80888.

“The station was pleased to partner with the Salvation Army and provide a vehicle for our loyal viewers in the Kansas City area to help our neighbors in Joplin and Reading. We’ll be working together all week with The Salvation Army to raise funds and help anyway we can,” said Mike Vrabac, vice president and general manager for KSHB/KMCI-TV.

Monetary donations may be mailed to The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, 11315 W. Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI  53226, Attn:  Joplin Tornado or call 1-800-264-6412.

 

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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org

 


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