MY TURN: Thanks for helping the people impacted by last week's tornadoes

WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith
WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

I want to thank all of you who responded by making donations to the American Red Cross or other charities to help the people who were hurt by the recent tornadoes.

Last week, Action News 5 produced a special prime time program to encourage people to make donations and many of you responded generously.

WMC-TV5 and the underwriters of our "Road to Recovery" program are also making a donation of $7,500 to the Red Cross to help these families.  Our special program was underwritten by the Great American Home Store, Backyard Burgers, Pro Decal and Attorney Gary Green.  Many of the people in and around Dumas, Arkansas certainly need the help.

Damage from the February tornado is estimated at $45 million.  Leaders there say the number one need the community has is money and donations are still being accepted.  Thanks again to all of you who answered the call for help.

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