Hurricane Harvey telethon a success

Posted at 1:13 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 23:42:03-04

WPTV and the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief telethon raised a grand total of $168, 224.

Monday's donations totaled $30,413 thanks to our community's generosity. On Tuesday, about $36,000 was raised, on Wednesday $43,371 and about $30,000 on Thursday. On Friday, $23,492 was raised. 

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Several national charity groups are soliciting donations to provide direct assistance to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

To donate to the Red Cross, text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The Red Cross is also accepting contributions to its website

The Salvation Army is accepting donations through its website, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.