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Multiple Austin media outlets, including several TV stations, are coming together to help Texans feeling the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, April 3, more than a dozen media outlets will host an all-day digital telethon to raise money for All Together ATX, a new philanthropic fund created to aid the community.
“Many individuals and families in Central Texas were already struggling with economic, social and health hardships before the COVID-19 outbreak shook our community, and this crisis will only widen the opportunity gap,” said Mike Nellis, CEO of Austin Community Foundation. “I’m so grateful for the efforts of our media partners to get the word out about All Together ATX so our entire community can participate in lifting up our neighbors in need.”
“For nearly 100 years, United Way for Greater Austin has been dedicated to those in our community who are suffering and creating opportunity for all people, children and families,” said David C. Smith, CEO of United Way for Greater Austin. “We are looking to make a real difference and with the help of our media partners, I know we can lessen the negative impact in Austin as this pandemic infects every part of our way of life.”
The organization was created by the Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin. This is just one of many markets coming together to help ease the financial blow of the pandemic.
Media outlets participating in the event are:
· ATX Media
· Austin American-Statesman
· Austin Business Journal
· Austin Radio Network (KOKE-FM 98.5/99.3-FM, The Horn 104.9/101.9-FM/AM-1260, 105.3 The Bat)
· Giving City Austin
· KTBC FOX 7 Austin
· Radio.com (KKMJ/Majic 95.5, KAMX/Mix 94.7, KKMJ-F3/Hot 95.9, KJCE/Talk 1370)