WNCU 90.7FM and American Red Cross Team Up for Haitian Relief

On Thursday, February 25, WNCU 90.7 FM will partner with the American Red Cross, Central North Carolina Chapter to host a Day of Relief for Haiti. WNCU will conduct an on air fundraiser to benefit Haiti from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Red Cross volunteers and staff will operate phone lines and answer questions about the work of the Red Cross and the relief efforts in Haiti.

One month after a devastating earthquake in Haiti, people in the country still need food, water, relief supplies, shelter, healthcare, family services and other assistance.

“Financial donations are the best way to help. We are very grateful to WNCU for working with us,” said Toby Barfield, Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross, Central North Carolina Chapter headquartered in Durham. “We have had such an overwhelming response from so many generous organizations, schools, businesses, restaurants, and individuals who want to get involved in the relief efforts by donating their time and money,” said Barfield.

The American Red Cross has committed nearly $80 million to meet the most urgent needs of earthquake survivors. Because of the generosity of donors, people in Haiti will receive more than immediate relief—they will receive resources, support and training from the Red Cross that will help them recover and rebuild in the years ahead.

“This is one small way for us to help the people in Haiti. I hope our loyal and generous listeners will take a few moments to call in and make a donation. A gift of any size will really help the people, especially the children who have lost so much,” said Lackisha Sykes Freeman, Interim General Manager of WNCU 90.7 FM.

“We hope our listeners will join us on Feb. 25th for this special Day of Relief for Haiti, and ask everyone in the community to give what they can. During the fund drive from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., we will hold a special community-based talk show to discuss Haiti and its relevance to the African Diaspora. Michelle Laws community activist, educator and creator of The Word On The Street talk show on Blogtalkradio.com will host the program. Laws and her guests will discuss Haiti’s past, present and future from a historical, cultural and sociopolitical perspective,” said Kimberley Pierce Cartwright, the News & Public Affairs Director for WNCU.

For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit www.redcross.org or contact the local chapter at (919) 489-6541. For information about WNCU 90.7 FM, please call the station at (919) 553-7445 or visit the website at www.wncu.org.