WMC-TV 5 to air telethon to benefit flood victims

MEMPHIS/NASHVILLE, TN (WMC-TV) – A three-hour telethon will air Thursday night to raise money for people affected by recent floods.

WSMV-TV Channel 4 is producing the event, titled "Working 4 You: Flood Relief with Vince Gill & Friends."

Other stars scheduled to appear include Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Naomi Judd, Amy Grant, Darius Rucker, Phil Vassar, Steve Wariner, Buddy Jewell, Lonestar, Bo Bice and Lee Roy Parnell.

Locally, the telethon will be simulcast on ThisTV, digital channel 5.3 in Memphis from 7pm to 10pm.  The last hour of the telethon, from 9pm to 10pm, will air on WMC-TV 5.

Local Red Cross volunteers will take your call here in our newsroom, and donations earmarked for Mid-South victims will go to victims in places like Millington and Dyersburg.  Numbers to call locally to help Mid-Southerners in need are 901-726-0555 or 1-877-287-9958.

If you want to make a donation for middle Tennessee residents, phone numbers to call will appear on your screen during the telethon broadcast.

The Marriage Ref, which was scheduled to air tonight at 9pm on WMC-TV 5, will air Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.

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