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KSL Hope for Houston: Help us raise $1M to help with Harvey recovery

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SALT LAKE CITY — KSL TV, KSL Newsradio, FM100.3, and 103.5 The Arrow are offering a way for you to help Texas residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Match promised

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, the stations began hosting a telethon to raise money for those living in the path of the hurricane.

An anonymous Utah donor promised to give $2 for every $1 donated — up to $100,000 — if the telethon can raise $100,000 Thursday. Following this announcement, Peter Huntsman also agreed to match donations up to $100,000.

The $200,000 donation ceiling was reached early Thursday afternoon thanks to generous viewers. KSL is now trying to get to $1,000,000 in total donations. Phones will stay live until 7 p.m.

You can donate online at bonneville-charitable.secure.force.com/giving/houston.

You can also mail in donations to:

Address:

Bonneville Charity

ATTN: Hope for Houston

55 North 300 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Other options

Many other organizations are also accepting donations for those affected by Harvey. Some of them include:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends checking with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas.

The Better Business Bureau published a list of BBB Accredited Charities accepting Harvey donations.

The Federal Trade Commission warns citizens to do some research before making a donation, because disasters often spawn scams. Review the FTC's Charity Checklist and Signs of a Charity Scam here.

And Charity Navigator provides a list of charities responding to the disaster in Texas, with information on each reputable organization.

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