WDIV and partners helping with Haiti relief effort
WDIV-TV Detroit, Local 4, has announced a major relief effort, Help 4 Haiti, to raise funds that will send food, water and desperately needed medical supplies to the tens of thousands of people and families suffering through devastating after effects of the destructive earthquake in Haiti. Partnering with Forgotten Harvest, the Detroit Pistons, WJR, Walgreens, Project Medishare, Cross International and over 30 local urban and suburban churches, WDIV-TV Local 4's Help 4 Haiti will bring supplies donated by metro Detroiters to the hardest hit areas in Haiti.
Dr. Frank McGeorge, Local 4 News Good Health reporter and emergency room doctor at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital, is on his way to Haiti to provide medical assistance in the field. Beginning Wednesday, January 20, he will report from the scene during Local 4 News Morning, Local 4 News at 5pm and 6pm and Local 4 News at 11pm. Traveling along with Dr. McGeorge, Local 4 News photographer Tim Pamplin, also known as the Nightcam, will share sights and sounds of the relief effort with viewers here at home.
"First and foremost I sincerely hope I will be able to help the injured. My training in Emergency Medicine will be perfectly suited for the situation," said Dr. McGeorge. "I also believe there will be incredible value in translating through the eyes of a doctor reports that will help viewers understand the magnitude of the tragedy."
Help 4 Haiti monetary donations can be made during Local 4 Newscasts by calling the WDIV phone bank at (313) 298-WDIV, or 24 hours a day by calling toll-free at (888) 332-7140. Online contributions can be made through links posted at ClickOnDetroit.com. Beginning Friday, Jan. 22, suggested items purchased at over 150 metro Detroit Walgreens locations can be donated in the Help 4 Haiti drop box at each store.
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