News Brief

TV Station, Midwest Living Help Tornado Victims

After tornadoes ripped through Missouri and Kansas on May 4, Meredith Corporation's Midwest Living magazine and Meredith Broadcasting Group's CBS affiliate, KCTV Channel 5 in Kansas City raised more than $60,000 to help victims of the storms.

Midwest Living magazine donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, specially earmarked for aid to Midwest tornado victims. That gift will be matched by another $5,000 from Meredith Corporation, for a total gift of $10,000.

In addition to the contribution by Midwest Living, KCTV, the Meredith television station that serves the Kansas City area, donated $2,500 to the Salvation Army and raised more than $50,000 from generous viewers during an on-air fund-raiser.