WTHR Cares Partnerships - 13 WTHR Indianapolis



WTHR Cares about our community. As Central Indiana's News Leader, we want to respond immediately to emergency needs in our community or around the globe. That's why we have joined forces with community partners to form a new WTHR Cares Emergency Response partnership. Our partners are Kroger, St. Vincent Health, the Forum Credit Union, WFMS, and the American Red Cross. If there is an emergency, to which Central Indiana wants to respond locally, nationally, or internationally, we will join forces to be a conduit for Hoosier generosity.

In 2012, we launched our first WTHR Cares Emergency Response with the WTHR Cares Hoosier Tornado Relief Drive for southern Indiana tornado victims. With donation sites at Kroger, the Forum Credit Union, a WTHR phone bank, and our station parking lot - and with Hoosier compassion - we collected more than $676,000 for the American Red Cross.

We stand ready to respond to future emergencies with your help. Kroger and the Forum Credit Union will continue to be collection sites for monetary donations. St. Vincent Health will offer medical expertise and medical response, if necessary, based on the emergency. The American Red Cross will keep us apprised of emergencies to which it is responding, so that we can react when needed. And WFMS will join WTHR in promoting emergency relief efforts and sharing compelling stories of people in need.

WTHR Cares and, with our community partners, we are working to serve you. It's leadership in action.


WTHR Cares Proud Partners






WTHR Cares Community Events

January: UNCF Evening of Stars
United Negro College Fund campaign to help minority students attend college.

February: Black History Month
WTHR Campaign to profile achievements of African-Americans locally and nationally.

March: Go Red for Women
American Heart Association national and local campaign that brings awareness to heart disease and its impact on women.

April: Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure campaign to raise money to fight breast cancer.

May: Broad Ripple Art Fair

One of the most popular cultural events in Indy; signature fundraiser for the Indianapolis Art Center

May - July: Relay for Life
American Cancer Society's premiere fundraiser nationally

July: WTHR Employment Opportunity Fair
WTHR campaign to fight joblessness

July/August: Shattering the Silence

WTHR campaign which brings awareness to the problem of all forms of domestic abuse.

July/August: Dick Lugar/Gleaners Food Drives
Senator Richard Lugar Campaign to fight hunger in Central Indiana

September: American Heart Walk
American Heart Association campaign to fight the nation's number one killer - heart disease.

September/October: Coats for Kids
WTHR's longest-running community service campaign

November: Drumstick Dash
Thanksgiving Day run/walk through Broad Ripple to feed the hungry. Proceeds benefit Wheeler Mission Ministries.

December: United Christmas Service
United Way campaign that brings Christmas to families in need by giving gifts of cash or adopting families and shopping for items on their gift list.
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