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3Cares for Oklahoma

WFSB, American Red Cross team up to help OK

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WFSB Meteorologist Scot Haney talks with viewers while collecting donations. WFSB Meteorologist Scot Haney talks with viewers while collecting donations.
Donations came in from people in vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Donations came in from people in vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
WFSB anchor Kara Sundlun collects donations in Rocky Hill. WFSB anchor Kara Sundlun collects donations in Rocky Hill.
Volunteers wait at our donation location at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Volunteers wait at our donation location at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.
WFSB Reporter Len Besthoff collects donations outside of the Connecticut Science Center. WFSB Reporter Len Besthoff collects donations outside of the Connecticut Science Center.
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

As crews continue sifting through rubble in the wake of the devastating tornado that leveled most of Moore, OK, Channel 3 Eyewitness News teamed up with the American Red Cross and held a fundraiser for victims Wednesday.

Because of you, our viewers, more than $21,000 was collected at our four locations to help the victims of the tornado.

Early Warning Weather meteorologist Scot Haney kicked off the 3Cares event in front of WFSB in Rocky Hill Wednesday morning. WFSB talent joined American Red Cross volunteers in front of the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport and Panera Bread in Groton.

In Bridgeport, Eyewitness News and its radio partners, WPLR, Star 99.9 and 95.9 The Fox, collected $3,800. In Groton with the help of WCTY and WNLC Radio, the stations collected more than $4,000.

More than $1,400 was collected in Hartford at the Connecticut Science Center. A number of viewers stopped by our studios in Rocky Hill, where we collected more than $12,000.

You can still help. Donations can also be made by heading to the Red Cross website by clicking here. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

On average, $.91 of every dollar donated to the American Red Cross is invested in humanitarian services and programs

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