$3.6M Donated So Far to NBC 5-Telemundo Chicago Disaster Relief Drive

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22 September 2017 | 11:44 pm

Thanks to the generority of so many, the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Disaster Relief Drive has collected more than $3.6 million in donations just hours into the drive.


In the wake of deadly earthquakes in Mexico and horrific hurricanes that recently hit parts of the U.S. and Caribbean, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicagoo are working with the American Red Cross to support relief efforts.

From 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, the stations are hosting a Disaster Relief Drive with donations going to the Red Cross in support of areas affected by these recent devastating natural disasters.

Just before 7 a.m., Walgreens donated a whopping $3.4 million to the effort. By 11 a.m., viewers from the Chicago area donated almost $40,000 by phone. More than $11,000 was donated online.

$3.5M Donated So Far to NBC 5-Telemundo Chicago Disaster Relief Drive

[CHI] $3.5M Donated So Far to NBC 5-Telemundo Chicago Disaster Relief Drive

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the phone bank to thank volunteers and make a personal donation of $2,000.

Before noon, Motorola Solutions donated $30,000 to the drive, and Exelon donated $25,000.

Want to join us in Making a Difference? During the drive, call 312-836-4855 to donate through NBC 5 or 312-836-4844 to donate through Telemundo Chicago.

You also can click here to donate online to help people affected by Hurricane Maria, Mexico earthquakes, Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Harvey. Online donations are being accepted now and will continue to be taken after Friday’s Disaster Relief Drive.

Looking for other ways to help from the Chicago area? 

Chicagoans are rallying to support survivors of the storms and earthquakes. Click here for opportunities to donate your time or supplies to efforts across the area. 

Chicago Charities Gearing Up for Disaster Recovery

[CHI] Chicago Charities Gearing Up for Disaster Recovery

NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago’s Making A Difference series is focused on inspiring, positive local stories highlighting people driving positive change across the Chicago area. Thank you for helping us Make a Difference!

Published at 11:45 AM CDT on Sep 22, 2017 | Updated 27 minutes ago

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