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Flagship Donates More Money to Trees of Hope Campaign

Updated: January 31, 2020 08:44 AM

The holidays are in the rearview mirror. But the giving during WDIO and HOM Furniture's Trees of Hope campaign continues. Viewers donated over $10,000 during the phone banks for our four chosen charities. 

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On Wednesday, Flagship donated over $1100 to the campaign. It's proceeds from the holiday sales of the Good Night Everybody, and Be Kind apparel, which features the signature sign-off of our beloved former anchor, Dennis Anderson.

"We're incredibly honored to be the vehicle for the shirts to get to the consumers. He's such a great icon in the city, and these are great organizations," shared Carson Catania, store manager at Flagship. "The stories we hear about people's connections with Denny are so cool."

The money is being split among the four charities: Arthritis Foundation, MOCA, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, and Mn Adult and Teen Challenge.

Tara Wain, a MOCA board member, said, "The funds raised touched our hearts greatly. It's extremely important. MOCA is taking those gifts and supporting women and their families impacted by ovarian cancer."

And the Mn Adult and Teen Challenge folks had fun coming to the station. "We just love coming over and being on the news, and waving to people. It's such a blessing to receive that support," Brandon Torgerson shared. He's the center director in Duluth.

All are grateful for the additional support. 

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