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'6 Hours of Caring': KTAL/Red Cross raise over $20,000 for Hurricane Michael relief

SHREVEPORT, LA - UPDATE: KTAL NBC 6 partnered with the American Red Cross to help raise money for victims Hurricane Michael. 

Our '6 Hours of Caring' telethon was able to raise over $20,000. 

Volunteers from the Red Cross and CenterPoint Energy joined us to man our phone bank to take your donations.

Donations poured in from the ArkLaTex. No donation was too big, no donation was too small.

You can still make a donation via our website arklatexhomepage.com

All the money raised from this telethon will be used to help victims of Hurricane Michael.

During our '6 Hours of Caring' we heard from Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. 

Gov. Edwards talked about neighbors helping neighbors and it could be Louisiana that is hit by a Hurricane.

Michael was a Category 4 storm when it made landfall in the Florida panhandle. 

At least 35 deaths have been blamed on Michael. 25 in Florida, three in North Carolina, one in Georgia and six in Virginia.

ORIGINAL:

KTAL NBC 6 is partnering with the American Red Cross to help raise relief funds for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Local volunteers are inside the KTAL NBC 6 studio, answering phones to take your donations.

They'll be answering the phones through 10 p.m.

When the phone lines open, you can call (318) 629-7121 to make a donation. 

Donations can also be made to the Red Cross on arklatexhomepage.com.

Michael was a Category 4 storm when it made landfall in the Florida panhandle. 

At least 35 deaths have been blamed on Michael. 25 in Florida, three in North Carolina, one in Georgia and six in Virginia.


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