On Tuesday, March 15, five Michigan television stations will come together to host “Flint Water Crisis: For Our Families,” a telethon that will air from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to raise funds for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Child Health and Development Fund.
The telethon will be hosted by WDIV-TV (Detroit). It will air on WEYI-TV (Flint), WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), WILX-TV (Lansing) and WWTV/WWUP-TV in northern Michigan.
WDIV-TV General Manager Marla Drutz told the Detroit Free Press that the idea came up during a station staff meeting:
“As we became more and more involved in our coverage of Flint, it became more and more important that it had to be more than coverage that we’d be involved in. Every TV station we called….didn’t wait even five seconds to say yes.”
The telethon will be hosted at Art Van Furniture in Flint.