More than 200 Michigan radio and television stations are joining with Governor Jennifer Granholm in Michigan Cares/Michigan Gives Fundraising Day, an unprecedented statewide effort to raise funds for relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
On Friday, September 9 from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. (10 a.m. in some markets), radio listeners and television viewers throughout the state will be able to tune to their favorite morning program and contribute money to hurricane disaster relief through their local Red Cross chapters.
“In local communities throughout Michigan, broadcasters are currently raising funds and awareness for victims of Hurricane Katrina,” said Julie Koehn, Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors and President of WLEN-FM, Adrian. “By joining the resources of over 200 broadcast stations statewide, this effort will allow Michigan citizens to have an even greater impact and raise critical resources at a time when they are needed most.”
Radio and television broadcasts throughout the morning will feature live and taped interviews with Governor Granholm and many other Michigan based dignitaries and celebrities who are donating their efforts to Michigan Cares/Michigan Gives. Messages from Governor Granholm will promote contributions to a secure national Red Cross help line through a special toll free number.