In an unprecedented effort, several Indianapolis media outlets have teamed up with key community and business leaders to give Hoosiers another important way to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The stations in the United Media of Indianapolis Network are calling on all businesses and the community to step up and help. The network includes: Radio One of Indiana, Entercom Communications, Cumulus Media, Emmis Communications, iHeartMedia, WFYI Public Media, Tribune Broadcasting, ABC, NBC, Gannett Co., Inc., Sarkes Tarzian, Inc., Lesea Broadcasting Network, Nextstar Media Group Inc., Continental Broadcast Group, The Indianapolis Recorder and The Indianapolis Business Journal.
Regional Vice President of Radio One and Co-Chairman of Hoosiers Helping Houston, Deon Levingston states, “Co-chairman Larry Delia, president of Dispatch Broadcast Group, started calling the TV stations and I started calling the radio stations. Not only were people saying ‘Yes,’ they were volunteering to make calls adding additional media outlets and companies to the list. We quickly went from one location, to multiple locations and trucks.”
While the Red Cross works around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, the Indianapolis community can lend a helping hand by participating in “Hoosiers Helping Houston,” donating specified supplies Thursday, September 7- Saturday, September 9 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.
All donations will be delivered to Houston where they will be held in Red Cross staging areas to be distributed to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The Red Cross is requesting the following items:
- Bottled water
- Packaged snacks
- Juice (non-glass containers)
- Baby wipes
- Kroger Marketplace 5350 E. Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, 46237
- Kroger 9799 E. 116th St, Fishers, IN 46037
- Kroger 5718 Crawfordsville Rd, Indianapolis, 46224
- Radio-One/Buckingham Headquarters 21 E. St. Joseph Street, Indianapolis, 46204
Note that these are the only items that will be accepted at these locations. The supplies will be consolidated and delivered to designated relief locations in the coming weeks.
Currently, there are 60 Hoosier Red Cross workers on the ground in Texas and parts of Louisiana, as well as six national emergency response vehicles deployed.
Thank you to the following organizations for making this possible: Kroger, Buckingham Companies, FedEx, Lucas Oil, Kite Realty Group, Victory Tabernacle Ministries, Topcoder and United Media of Indianapolis Network.