WAMC to Raise Funds for Sandy Relief Efforts

Screen shot of NOAA map tracking Hurricane Sandy

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Alan Chartock and the staff of WAMC will take to the airwaves to raise money for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.  The special one day Fund Drive will commence at 8:00 AM and all the proceeds will go to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

“The WAMC community always bands together at times of crisis,” said Chartock, WAMC’s President and CEO.  “We are gathering once again on Thursday to help our friends, neighbors and fellow citizens whose lives were impacted by this devastating storm.  I hope you will join all of us and do what you can.”  The American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region’s CEO Gary Striar added, “The American Red Cross is grateful to WAMC and their listeners for their support of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.  It is only through the generosity of donors like this that we are able to provide shelter, food and comfort to thousands who are in need.”

The toll-free number to pledge your support to the Red Cross during WAMC’s one day fund drive is 800-323-9262. 

Member-supported WAMC Northeast Public Radio broadcasts news, informational and cultural programming to listeners in portions of seven northeastern states.  WAMC is an award winning producer of regionally based programming and an affiliate of National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Public Radio International.  

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.