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Published: Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 6:18 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 8:30 AM
DAYTON — Cox Media Group Ohio (CMGO) and its media brands, WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News, K99.1 FM and 1290 and 95.7 WHIO have helped raise nearly $300,000 for tornado relief across the Dayton-area.
This effort started with a partnership with The Dayton FoodBank that raised over $170,000.
The James M. Cox Foundation also donated $120,000, which will be split between The FoodBank, the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Dayton Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.
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“In times of community need, I am so proud to work in the local media and for Cox Media Group, where our mission to inform and save lives goes hand-in-hand with our corporate values of helping the community be a better place for the future,” CMGO Market Vice President Rob Rohr said.
CMGO, The FoodBank and other area companies and organizations also set up eight mobile food distribution sites in the communities hit the hardest by the tornadoes; Harrison Twp., Old North Dayton, Brookville, Beavercreek and Trotwood.
Over 100 employees helped at those sites to distribute food to thousands of impacted families.
“The Foodbank team is incredibly grateful for the support of Cox Media Group and its listeners, readers, and viewers,” The Dayton FoodBank Chief Executive Officer Michelle Riley said. “With the support of Cox Media Group, we are dedicated to continuing to meet the increased food needs of our community for months to come. Thank you for making this important work possible.”