You can still donate to WFLA’s Telethon for Texas

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – WFLA News Channel 8 partnered with the Red Cross to raise funds for disaster relief in Texas after Harvey made landfall and caused catastrophic flooding, forcing thousands of people from their homes.

You can donate to the Red Cross by going to its website, calling 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or texting 90999 to donate $10. The money goes toward recovery efforts.
Give Now

  • Grab your phone
  • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 now.

Or, Donate Online
Donate to the Red Cross online here.

To help the victims of the disaster, WFLA News Channel 8 hosted a Telethon for Texas to raise Harvey funds on Tuesday, August 29.

Many of our viewers phoned in to donate, and we appreciate each and every one of you.

Together, we raised a grand total of $66,602.

For those who could not call in to the telethon, you can donate online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.


Jessica, a volunteer with the Red Cross answering phones at the Telethon for Texas phone bank said, “I mean, I think in a lot of ways we in Florida know first hand the experience that can come from tropical weather and it’s important we stand with our neighbors.”

Marie from the Red Cross said, “This is a wonderful organization! Red Cross has done a lot for my family and it feels great to give back.”

Stay with WFLA News Channel 8 for the latest on Harvey.

For more stories about the conditions in Texas from Harvey click here. 


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