Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Salvation Army have announced a partnership to help those affected by the two tornadoes that struck Nashville. They will hold a Day of Giving on Tuesday, March 10, collecting donations from viewers and will match up to $25,000.
This is part of the "Stand Nashville Strong" initiative to aid in the ongoing relief efforts.
On March 2 and 3, two tornadoes struck four counties in middle Tennessee, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sinclair station WZTV-Fox 17 provided 34 hours of coverage.
"As a local broadcaster, it is our responsibility to provide our viewers with critical information and updates during times of disaster. At Sinclair, we also believe that it is our responsibility to assist our communities in the aftermath," said Scott Livingston, Sinclair's senior VP of News. "Donations to the ‘Stand Nashville Strong’ relief fund — whether large or small — will make a tremendous difference in the lives of our neighbors who have lost so much."
Sinclair has worked with the Salvation Army to aid in the relief efforts after the 2018 Carr Fire in California, the Midwest Bomb Cyclone and Hurricanes Florence and Michael, which raised $800,000 collectively.
Chelsea Anderson has been with Future for two years. She started as an intern with NewBay Media/Multichannel News in 2015. During her time she wrote bylined articles and program reviews as well as helped with research graphics for the magazine. She later became News Assistant for Broadcasting & Cable in 2017 until 2020 when she became Assistant Content Producer. Chelsea graduated from Niagara University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and a double minor in Writing Studies and Sociology.
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