Saturday, April 11, 2015

Chicago Radio: Tornado Relief Effort Launched By WGN

WGN 720 AM has partnered with The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, WGN-TV, Chicago Tribune and Hoy to launch a tornado relief effort to help our friends and neighbors struggling with the damage, destruction and grief created by the recent tornado outbreak.

The first $500,000 raised will be matched by the McCormick Foundation at 50 cents on the dollar for a total of $250,000 in matching funds. All administrative expenses are paid for by the Foundation and their Partners, ensuring 100% of the donations, plus the match, will go to the communities impacted by the storm to help them rebuild from the devastation.

In addition, Governor Bruce Rauner wants to help his Illinois neighbors affected by the devastating tornadoes. To that end, Governor Rauner is challenging our listeners with a personal donation of up to $100,000 to our Illinois Tornado Relief Effort. You can triple your donation with the Governor Rauner’s Challenge.

Here’s how it works:

You give $10.
The Governor will give $10.
The Foundation will give $10.
Your $10 donation is now $30!

Grants are made to qualified nonprofit organizations, in Illinois, leading the disaster relief and
recovery efforts for those communities in need. The first round of grants will be distributed to the affected communities by May 2015.

There are three ways to donate:
  1. Click here to donate online
  2. Call 1-800-931-5707
  3. Mail to: Illinois Tornado Relief Effort, 23912 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1239

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