Harvey & Irma Emergency Supplies
McLean, Virginia – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) on September 14 announced an expansive hurricane relief initiative to support those in need of assistance following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. Partnering with The Salvation Army, United Van Lines, Mayflower and Pilot Flying J, TEGNA and its partners will collect, transport, store and distribute supplies to those individuals and families affected by the storms.
Between September 15th and 30th, thirteen TEGNA stations across the U.S. organized local supply collection events in their communities. Tractor-trailers provided by UniGroup, owner of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit picked up donated supplies at these local events and departed for Houston, Texas, and Florida, where they were distributed to affected areas. Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, donated fuel for the trucks. The Salvation Army was on the front lines to promptly distribute essentials for those still suffering and planning for long term recovery efforts.
“The support for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts from viewers in local communities has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Dave Lougee, President and Chief Operating Officer of TEGNA. “I am incredibly proud of our efforts to raise more than $3,000,000 to benefit The American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. We are now proud to partner with The Salvation Army, UniGroup and Pilot Flying J.”
More information was found at local station websites. Local market supply drives were being organized by TEGNA stations WXIA/WATL in Atlanta, GA; WGRZ in Buffalo, NY; WKYC in Cleveland; WFAA in Dallas, TX; WZZM in Grand Rapids, MI; WBIR in Knoxville, TN; WHAS in Louisville; WWL in New Orleans; WVEC in Norfolk, VA; KPNX in Phoenix, AZ; KXTV in Sacramento, CA; KENS in San Antonio, TX; KSDK in St. Louis, MO; and WUSA in Washington, DC.
For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.☚