WZZM, Red Cross Raise Nearly $34,000

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39), and the America Red Cross of West Michigan raised nearly $34,000 to help the victims of Super Storm Sandy with an 11-hour telethon.

“Our viewers and digital users showed their generosity” said WZZM President-GM Janet Mason. “We asked them to make a difference, and they responded with their big hearts.”

Several WZZM on-air personalities, such as Chief Meteorologist George Lessons, News Anchors Derek Francis and Juliet Dragos, along with many others like Take Five and Company host Catherine Behrendt were on-site at the American Red Cross of West Michigan headquarters to support the cause.

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