Scripps employees assist in hurricane Sandy relief

Scripps employees don’t only report on disasters, they also try to get involved in the community and help victims.

Hurricane Sandy left a huge scar across the northeast, including some Scripps communities.  WMAR in Baltimore was in the center of it all.  As Scripps News Online reported last week, Scripps journalists from across the country came together to help them cover the story.   

ABC2 also participated in ABC’s Day of Giving to help raise money for relief efforts for the American Red Cross.  ABC viewers  donated a total of $15,663,327 to Sandy relief efforts Monday, Nov. 5, and continue to give. 

WCPO, the Scripps ABC Affiliate in Cincinnati, partnered with the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Matthew 25: Ministries to host a phone bank to raise money for relief.

As part of its mission to help the communities in which Scripps serves, The Scripps Howard Foundation is making a contribution to the American Red Cross to assist in hurricane Sandy disaster relief. 

It’s impossible to know how many individual Scripps employees have already donated to the Red Cross or the charity of their choice, but the need is still great.