WISN 12 partners with the American Red Cross to provide support for victims of Hurricane Ian

Thank you Southeast Wisconsin. You answer the call, which makes all the difference to those touched by Ian. Thanks to your donations, we help the Red Cross raise more than $75,000. Your generosity will go a long way. Thanks.

WISN 12 partners with the American Red Cross to provide support for victims of Hurricane Ian

Over $75,000 raised through “WISN 12 Hurricane Relief Drive”

MILWAUKEE, WI (October 6, 2022) – WISN 12, in partnership with the American Red Cross, has organized the “WISN 12 Hurricane Relief Drive” to help those devastated by Hurricane Ian. Generous viewers in southeast Wisconsin donated more than $75,000 to provide emergency aid to those affected by the natural disaster. Hurricane Ian was one of the most powerful storms in recent history. Ian hit the west coast of Florida as a Category 4 storm and devastated homes, businesses and communities. The storm claimed dozens of lives and continues to increase. Millions of people lost power as high winds and more than 20 inches of rain battered the state. “The loss of life is heartbreaking,” said Jan Wade, President and CEO of WISN 12. “We knew we had to do something to help after seeing the scenes of destruction left behind by this powerful storm. On October 4, 2022, WISN 12 and the American Red Cross hosted a phone bank hosted by WISN 12 and accepted donations online. In addition to viewer donations, West Bend Mutual Insurance contributed $10,000 in matching funds for the fundraising effort. Money contributed through the “WISN 12 Hurricane Relief Campaign” will provide people with essentials such as food, shelter, blankets, tarps, personal care items, and more. “The outpouring of support from our viewers is both appreciated and inspiring,” adds Wade. “When the people of Southeast Wisconsin see others in need, they always do what they can to help. We want to offer a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who stepped up. It will mean so much to Hurricane relief donations to the American Red Cross can always be made at www.wisn.com/redcross or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.About WISN 12 and Hearst TelevisionWISN 12, Milwaukee’s ABC station, is owned by Hearst Television, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 21 million Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and pl us again. Radio stations are Baltimore’s leaders in news/talk and rock music listening. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

MILWAUKEE, WI (October 6, 2022) – WISN 12, in partnership with the American Red Cross, has organized the “WISN 12 Hurricane Relief Drive” to help those devastated by Hurricane Ian. Generous viewers in southeast Wisconsin donated more than $75,000 to provide emergency aid to those affected by the natural disaster.

Hurricane Ian was one of the most powerful storms in recent history. Ian hit the west coast of Florida as a Category 4 storm and devastated homes, businesses and communities. The storm claimed dozens of lives and continues to increase. Millions of people lost power as high winds and more than 20 inches of rain battered the state.

“The loss of life is heartbreaking,” says Jan Wade, President and CEO of WISN 12. “We knew we had to do something to help after seeing the scenes of destruction left behind by this mighty storm.”

On October 4, 2022, WISN 12 and the American Red Cross hosted a phone bank hosted by WISN 12 and accepted donations online. In addition to viewer donations, West Bend Mutual Insurance contributed $10,000 in matching funds for the fundraising effort. Money contributed through the “WISN 12 Hurricane Relief Campaign” will provide people with essentials such as food, shelter, blankets, tarps, personal care items, and more.

“The outpouring of support from our viewers is both appreciated and inspiring,” adds Wade. “When the people of Southeast Wisconsin see others in need, they always do what they can to help. We want to offer a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who stepped up. It will mean so much to those who need it.

Hurricane relief donations to the American Red Cross can still be made at www.wisn.com/redcross or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

About WISN 12 and Hearst Television

WISN 12, Milwaukee’s ABC station, is owned by Hearst Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 21 million US homes. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more . Radio stations are Baltimore’s leaders in news/talk and rock music listening. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

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