WIWU-TV will welcome community leaders and local entertainment to the seventh annual live broadcast of the United Way of Grant County Telethon. The three-hour event begins at 7pm on October the 22nd, featuring performances various artists in the community.
Over the past six years the Telethon has contributed to the financial support for the United Way of Grant County in addition to bringing awareness of the works done by the local agencies. Salvation Army, Red Cross, Boys and Girl Scouts of America and the YMCA are just a few agencies that benefit from this endeavor. The United Way of Grant County brings people together throughout Grant County- from government, business, faith groups, non-profits and neighborhoods- to promote healthy, productive communities through fundraising, public policies and a spirit of unity.
Last year, the Telethon raised $24,216.00 with the help of corporate matches from local businesses such as Indiana Michigan Power and VIA Credit Union in addition to personal phone calls. With these donations, we can continue making Grant County a better place.
The three hour event will air on WIWU-TV channel 51, Brighthouse Cable channel 23, channel 41 in Oak Hill, channel 56 in Swayzee, streaming online at www.wiwutv.com, and on the radio at 1400AM WBAT.
Donations can be made between 7-10 pm by calling 765-677-2551