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KWWL and Quincy Media Inc. set up to help West Virginia flood victims

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UPDATE: $326,753 was raised during the telethon.

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West Virginia was devastated by historic flooding June 23rd and 24th, causing the deaths of 23 residents, forcing thousands of residents to flee from their homes and businesses and hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage.  

KWWL's sister station WVVA, will be broadcasting a locally produced "Rebuild West Virginia" telethon from its studios located in Bluefield West Virginia. The telethon will broadcast this Friday, July 1, from 6-8 p.m. on KWWL's thisTV 7.2, or channel 107 for Mediacom viewers. Quincy Media, KWWL's parent station, will air it on all of its television markets located in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and New York. 

Entertainers, athletes, and others with strong ties to West Virginia who have agreed to appear on the Rebuild West Virginia telethon Friday and/or live concert event Sunday in Charleston includes Billy Ray Cyrus, country superstar and star of the new CMT series “Still The King”, actor and Princeton, WV native Kevin Sizemore (Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462, NCIS, Resurrection, Under The Dome, Rizzoli & Isles), Leonard Coleman and Blunt, and the former lead singers of  legendary groups the Temptations to name a few. 

Viewers will be encouraged to make donations directly to the Red Cross West Virginia flood relief efforts. at www.rebuildwestvirginia.com, to text the word “WVFLOODS” to 909999 to make a $10.00 donation or to call 877-273-0511 during the telethon to assist with the effort.  

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