FOX 8 helps community recovery through critical partnerships with organizations; presents Salvation Army with $50,000

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 9:50 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Gray Television, FOX 8/WVUE-TV’s parent company, partnered with Salvation Army to raise fund for Hurricane Ida relief.

FOX 8/WVUE-TV General Manager Mikel Schaefer was honored to hand over a check for $50,000 to Major Christopher Thornhill on Thursday. Thornhill said while they have served many of the immediate needs for the New Orleans area after the storm, they are now looking ahead to long term relief efforts.

“What we’re doing now is to see how can we best assist citizens here for the long term relief and one those decisions have been finalized, then very soon in the next day is to let people know exactly what is happening,” Thornhill said.

Thornhill said as one of the most trusted organizations, people are always looking to the Salvation Army for help.

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 29 as a Category 4 storm with winds over 150 mph, making it one of the strongest hurricanes to impact the region.

Find out more about how you can provide critical help to those most in need through Salvation Army here: HELP HERE

FOX 8 is also helping hard hit communities with a food drive on Friday. The station has partnered with Rouses and Second Harvest Food Bank for a food drive to help those affected by Hurricane Ida.

FOX 8 Food collection event for Ida storm victims:

Friday, Sept. 24th from 8am – 6pm

Two Rouses locations (Metairie near Causeway Blvd. & Mandeville on East Causeway Approach)

Donations can be made at:

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