Hoosiers come together with WISH-TV in a big way to help families affected by the tornadoes in southern Indiana. The Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers Phone Bank netted more than $200,000 since Saturday.


INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers are stepping up in a big way to help their neighbors in southern Indiana who were affected by last week's tornadoes. Through the Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers Phone Bank, set up by WISH-TV and supported by the Indianapolis Colts, a total of 221,390.36 was raised in less than 24 hours. The total was reached through numerous contributions, including $50,000 from Jim Irsay. All of the money raise through the Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers Phone Bank will be donated to the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross to assist them in their relief efforts.

Although the Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers Emergency Line is now closed, there are still ways that individuals can support the families who have lost so much.

  • Call the WTHR Cares phone bank at 1-877-987-1313 tonight from 6-11:30 p.m. and again on Monday from 4:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
  • Stop by WTHR Channel 13 on Monday, March 5, from 4:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. to drop off your donation.
  • Visit or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

All money raised via the WTHR Care phone bank and their on-site drive will be donated to the Red Cross.

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