Disney-ABC Television Group holds 'Day of Giving' to support Hurricane Harvey victims

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ABC7Chicago joined forces with the American Red Cross to help support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. (WLS)

ABC 7 Chicago joined forces with the American Red Cross to help support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts during ABC 7's Day Of Giving, Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 5 a.m. to 10:35 p.m.

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Chicagoans showed their generosity for Hurricane Harvey victims.



With Hurricane Harvey wreaking havoc on Houston, ABC 7 Chicago partnered with the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois for ABC 7'S DAY OF GIVING, a commitment inviting Chicagoans to support recovery efforts for communities affected by the devastating storm, on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on ABC 7.

Live cut-ins during ABC 7 newscasts and throughout the broadcast day encouraged viewers to support the relief effort by donating online at redcross.org/abc, via their mobile phone by texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW (435-7669).

At the end of the in-studio telethon at 10:35 p.m. Thursday, more than $4.1 million had been donated to the Red Cross in Chicago.



"ABC 7 Chicago wanted to do something to help people in Houston and Southeast Texas who are enduring great hardship in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. This has become personal for ABC 7 because many colleagues and friends at our sister station, KTRK-TV, have been profoundly affected. We appreciate the generosity of all Chicagoans and the work of the American Red Cross," ABC 7 President and General Manager John Idler said.

"Hurricane Harvey is a storm, unlike anything to ever hit the state of Texas," said Celena Roldan, CEO of the Chicago and Northern IL Red Cross. "The relief effort will be substantial and lengthy, so the American Red Cross, is so grateful for the generosity and support of our partners at ABC 7. The generosity of ABC viewers enables the Red Cross to provide disaster relief to the people of Texas and Louisiana who are in desperate need."

Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation through the Red Cross. ($10.00 donation to American Red Cross. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. Full terms and privacy policy: redcross.org/m) You can also visit redcross.org/abc or call 1-855-999-GIVE.

The Walt Disney Company and KTRK-TV announced they committed $1 million cash to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.



DATG's 'Day of Giving' continued throughout the day across all Disney|ABC Television Group programs and platforms, all ESPN platforms, A&E, History, Lifetime, ABC Radio, Radio Disney, local stations and all network social platforms.

Disney Channel will present American Red Cross interstitial messages in which actor Cameron Boyce talks to kids about the basics of an emergency preparedness kit.

Disney's last "Day of Giving" in 2012 raised more than $18 million to aid local communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Boeing donates $1,000,000
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Boeing donated $1 million to the American Red Cross during ABC7's Day of Giving.

United Airlines donates $979,217
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United Airlines donated $979,217 to the Red Cross for Harvey victims.

Abbott Fund donates $750,000
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Abbott Fund donated $750,000 to the Red Cross for Harvey victims.

Walgreens donates $200,000
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Walgreens donates $200,000 to the American Red Cross for Harvey relief on ABC7's Day of Giving.

US Foods donates $100,000
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U.S. Foods donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross for Harvey relief on ABC7's Day of Giving.

AbbVie donates $500,000
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AbbVie presents a check to the American Red Cross for $500,000 for Harvey victim relief on ABC7's Day of Giving.

Chicago Cubs announce $100,000 donation at Wrigley Field
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The Cubs announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross for Harvey relief at Wrigley Field Thursday.

Former Chicago Bear Bo Jackson
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Former professional football and baseball player Bo Jackson volunteered to help answer phones during ABC7's Day of Giving.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
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Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel answered phones, took donations and spoke with Cheryl Scott at ABC7's Day of Giving.

Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner
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Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner expressed how important it is to donate to the Red Cross to help Harvey victims.

Chef Stephanie Izard
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Chef Stephanie Izard, a Chicago culinary gem, helped answer phones at ABC7's Day of Giving.

Chicago Cubs VP of Communications Julian Green
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Cubs Vice President of Communications Julian Green at ABC7's Day of Giving telethon, speaking about the team's upcoming donation for Harvey relief.

The stars of Disney's Aladdin, Adam Jacobs and Isabelle McCalla
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The stars of Aladdin joined ABC7's Day of Giving, manning the phones and taking donations.


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