Category: Connecting to Local Communities

975 Y Country

WYTZ-FM Hosts a Radiothon to Benefit St. Jude Kids

WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor) hosted its 11th annual 2016 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon broadcasting live from Silver Beach Center in St. Joseph. The fundraiser took place on February 18-19. This annual event raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country. St. Jude is the first… read more

WXYZ supplies drive

WXYZ Collects 20+ Tons of School Supplies

WXYZ-TV’s (Detroit) week-long “Fix My School” supplies drive collected more than 20 tons of school supplies for students and teachers in Detroit Public Schools. The items donated filled three semi-trucks and included notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, Kleenex, and toilet paper. “At a time when Detroit schools are in crisis, these supplies will make a tremendous difference for thousands… read more

WZZM Water for Flint

WZZM-TV Launches Project to Help Flint

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has launched a project to help their neighbors in Flint. The “Water for Flint” campaign is a partnership with Sleep Doctor stores. They are collecting cases and jugs of bottled water, and have sent several truckloads of water to Flint already. Their campaign has inspired additional efforts by a number of local… read more

Hank Winchester WDIV Water Efforts

Local 4’s Community Effort Helps Residents of Flint

From in-depth news reports to community outreach campaigns, WDIV-Local 4 (Detroit) has made it their mission to help their neighbors in Flint during this water crisis. The station’s consumer investigative unit, “Help Me Hank,” headed up by Hank Winchester, has joined forces with Art Van Furniture and Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties to… read more

9and10 News Water Drive

Helping Flint: 9&10 News, Fox 32 and VanDrie Home Furnishings Team Up to Collect Water Donations

In Northern Michigan, WWTV-TV, WWUP-TV, WFQX-TV, and VanDrie Home Furnishings have teamed up to collect donations of water for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The community can bring water donations to any VanDrie Home Furnishings location or make a monetary donation using this link. According to 9&10 News, monetary donations made at the link… read more