Tornado telethon raises $15,614

More than 200 callers — one from as far away as Louisiana — pledged their support for the people of Moore, Okla., on Tuesday during a telethon to raise money for the tornado-ravaged city.

The two-hour telethon was organized by the Red Cross and broadcast by Northland’s NewsCenter on KBJR-TV 6, KDLH-TV 3 and Range 11.

The American Red Cross has sent more than 800 volunteers to the Moore area where they are providing food, clothing, emergency shelter, and health and mental health services.

Cirrus Aircraft made a corporate contribution of $2,500 to the effort and donated a one-hour plane ride for three people for the individual who made the largest gift. The winner of that prize was Theodore Marken of Duluth.

If you didn’t catch the telethon, you still can donate by calling (800) 733-2767.

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