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Telethon Wednesday for Red Cross


More information on Wednesday's event.

Recent disasters have drained the resources of the American Red Cross. Wednesday, the southern Indiana chapter is seeking funding and volunteers through a day-long telethon. Southern Indiana executive director Theo Boots listed the recent disasters that prompted the telethon.

“With the Louisiana flood that happened several weeks ago,  which was the biggest natural disaster since Super Storm Sandy, it’s expected to cost the Red Cross over $30 million. Then,  the flooding in South Bend and now just last week, the tornadoes in Kokomo. I think the last number I heard is that it has destroyed over 340 homes in Kokomo.  So I called the media locally to see if we could raise some dollars to help with disasters, which include those three.”

Boots says a big push during Wednesday’s telethon will be to get more volunteers, since 97% of their workforce is volunteer labor.  The telethon runs from 6:00am to 6:30pm.