KSAT12 mobilized several forces to help with Hurricane Harvey relief, just as the South Texas coast was trying to recover, and Houston was facing the wrath of the storm.
"Our 'KSAT Community' project was built to respond to just such relief efforts," said KSAT12 VP/General Manager Phil Lane, "We have the ability to quickly mobilize our community partners to deliver help when and where it is most needed."
As the flooding waters were invading Houston, KSAT12 produced a "week of giving" holding several relief efforts which netted huge responses. The first effort launched on the Monday after the Texas coast was blasted with very high winds.
KSAT12 held a Red Cross Donation Line and raised over $80,000 in just a couple of hours. Then, later in the week, the station held a food drive with the San Antonio Food Bank and collected over 200 thousand pounds of food and other necessities to keep shelters stocked with items for evacuees.
KSAT12 also contacted our Graham Media Group sister station, KPRC 2 in Houston, to help with their needs. A blood drive with one of our KSAT Community partners was set up to respond to the need for donations throughout the region.