Radio and TV people have helped cover the floods in Tennessee. Less apparent is that some radio and TV people also were victimized by those floods.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America and the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters are working together to deliver emergency aid to broadcasters and their families affected by the floods.
“In a situation like the one we have here in Tennessee, people need assistance immediately,” stated TAB President Whit Adamson in an announcement. Jim Thompson is president of the foundation.
The organization said it has supplied such assistance in the past, for example providing a quarter million dollars in help to broadcasters in need after Hurricane Katrina.
The foundation helps colleagues who lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or family tragedy.
Related: “The Season for Giving” (2008)