ATLANTA - Channel 2 WSB-TV donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in relief following last week’s tornado in Adairsville, GA. Tim McVay, vice president and general manager for Channel 2 WSB-TV, and Glenn Burns, chief meteorologist for Severe Weather Team 2, presented the donation to Terri Badour-Duckett, CEO of the American Red Cross of Georgia and Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter.
HOW TO DONATE:
- CALL 1-800-RED-CROSS
- Visit: redcross.org
- Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
“On behalf of Cox Enterprises, our parent company, and the James M. Cox Foundation, Channel 2 is proud to donate $50,000 for the American Red Cross to use in relief efforts for those hit so hard last week in Adairsville,” said McVay. “Channel 2 has a rich history of supporting the community we serve. This story continues as the Adairsville community rebuilds, and Channel 2 will be there to report on these efforts as well.”
“The Red Cross is taking care of those in need, giving them temporary shelter and assistance while they begin the process of rebuilding their homes and lives,” said Badour-Duckett. “This donation from Channel 2 and Cox will go a long way in helping the Red Cross care for our fellow Georgians in need.”
According to the National Weather Service, the EF3 tornado that struck the Adairsville area packed 160 mph winds. It was 900 yards wide and on the ground for 22 miles. It was the most damaging of Wednesday's tornadoes in northwest Georgia and was just 6 mph shy of an EF 4 rating.
“Nothing we do is more important than warning our viewers about dangerously severe weather,” said Burns. “It’s at the heart of our team and station’s commitment to the region.”
Individuals interested in supporting the American Red Cross can make donations at http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations.
About Channel 2 WSB-TV
The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta’s number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, wap.wsbtv.com, and airs MeTV on its digital channel 2.2.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. CMG’s 2012 revenue was $1.9 billion. The company’s operations currently include 19 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 87 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.