New York, NY – February 24, 2021 – The Broadcasters Foundation of America is providing emergency aid to broadcast colleagues, who have been hit hard by the recent extreme weather conditions in Texas and the surrounding states. More than 20 requests have come in over the past 5 days from employees of TEGNA, Nexstar, Radio One, Entercom, Fox, and more, with the first of those checks going out to qualifying individuals today.
“Broken pipes, power outages, displacement, and more have brought devastation to many of our colleagues,” said Peter Doyle, Vice President of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. “The Foundation’s Emergency Grant Program is set up with a streamlined vetting process that allows us to move quickly and get checks to those in desperate need. We’re asking every broadcaster in affected areas to help us get the word out to those who may need our assistance.”
Broadcasters interested in applying for aid may visit the Apply for Aid section of the Broadcasters Foundation website (https://broadcastersfoundation.org/apply-for-help/) and select Emergency Grants on the right, which will take them to the Emergency Grant & Disaster Information Request Form.
The Broadcasters Foundation has disbursed over $1 million to qualifying broadcasters through its Emergency Grant Program. One-time emergency grants are awarded for up to $2,000 each to qualifying broadcasters recovering from a natural disaster, such as hurricanes, tornados, fires, floods, or other serious misfortune.
About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:
The Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, call 212-373-8250, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.
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