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WENY Telethon Raises $8,000 for Red Cross Efforts in Nepal

Red Cross Finger Lakes - WENY Telethon Raises Money for Nepal Relief
The Corning community is always ready to respond to people in need.

Thank you to our friends at WENY-TV News for hosting a telethon May 7 to raise money for the survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal. When all of the results were tallied, about $8,000 was raised for the American Red Cross relief efforts in Nepal.

The Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to thank Guthrie Corning Hospital and Paul VerValin, Guthrie’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer who presented a $5,000 check during the telethon to Finger Lakes Chapter Executive Director Joel Robinson (see photo).

The Red Cross would also like to thank its special guests during the telethon: Dr. Hari Sharma from Guthrie and Red Cross International Disaster Response Volunteer Winnie Romeril, who both spoke so eloquently about Nepal and the conditions the people are facing following the earthquake and frequent aftershocks.

And most importantly, the Red Cross would like to thank all of the residents who called the telethon to make a donation to support the relief efforts.

“The Corning community is always ready to respond to people in need,” Finger Lakes Chapter Executive Director Robinson said. “Your donations will go a long way toward supporting a country where thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced from their homes by two devastating earthquakes.

To learn more about how the Red Cross is spending the money and how you can donate, please click here.

To learn more about Guthrie, click here.