GREENSBORO, NC – WFMY NEWS 2 and the United Way partnered this week to raise more than a $100,00 for tornado victims during two telethons. Sunday’s tornadoes devastated parts of East and Northeast Greensboro and parts of Rockingham County. TEGNA’s CBS affiliate in Greensboro launched #2Cares the next day to rally the community together. Tuesday and Thursday telethons during the early evening news raised $106,850 for tornado relief.
Wells Fargo made the largest donation, contributing $50,000. Many other local businesses made large donations as well, including Maple View Creamery, nOma Foods, and Skatetown USA.
Going forward, #2Cares and 50-plus participating organizations will continue to coordinate donations with key drop-off locations near the impacted areas in Greensboro and Rockingham county.
“WFMY News 2 launched #2Cares to partner with our community to give and volunteer where the need is greatest,” according to WFMY News 2 President & GM Larry Audas.
“We’re humbled to be part of something bigger than us and all about our neighbors. #2Cares will coordinate relief, support and tangible help until our community is back on its feet.”
If you or your organization would like to participate in #2Cares, please contact Bob Kim - WFMY News 2 - at email@example.com.