The American Red Cross of Central New York would like to thank everyone who called on May 5 to donate to the CNYCares Telethon hosted by NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse to support survivors of the devastating Nepal earthquake. The Red Cross is thrilled to announce that we raised $50,532 that night because of your generous donations!
To see how the Red Cross is helping the survivors and how this money will be spent, please click here.
The Red Cross of Central New York would like to thank Northland Communications for hosting the telethon and setting up the phone bank that was used for the 279 calls that came in to the telethon between 5 and 8 p.m. The Red Cross would also like to thank NewsChannel 9 for producing the telethon, and all of the businesses and organizations that made contributions of money and time and helped us create a network of caring people who put the telethon in motion within just a few days.
“This is why I love Central New York: This community is always ready to respond to people in need,” said Rosie Taravella, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Central and Western New York Region. “It’s amazing what can be accomplished when we’re all pushing for the same goal, which in this case was helping a country where thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced from their homes.”
Here’s the list of Central New York businesses that made generous financial contributions to the CNYCares Telethon:
Jon Ben Snow Foundation, Aspen Dental, Arcadis, Sports Physical Therapy, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, O’Brien & Gere, Hueber-Breuer, First Niagara, McClurg construction, Van Derhoof Roofing, SRC, Schopfer Architects and Fowler High School students. Julie’s Place/Karen’s Catering provided free (and delicious!) food for the guests who took the phone calls, and Lamar Advertising donated free billboard space to promote the telethon.
Rosie Taravella, CEO of the American Red Cross Western & Central New York Region, and NewsChannel 9’s Tim Fox talk to Molly (third from left) and Annie Tracy about their $170 donation to the telethon. Molly and Annie are the daughters of Maureen McCarthy Tracy, Northland Communications’ Director of Community Relations and Senior Executive.