Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Miller Hill Mall, Red Rock Radio, NCCU to hold Haiti relief event Thursday

Northern Communities Credit Union, Red Rock Radio and Simon Properties are teaming up on Thursday, January 28 for a special event to benefit Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

From 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, KQDS will broadcast its popular “Trainwreck” afternoon drive radio show live from Miller Hill Mall to raise awareness for the relief effort. NCCU staff will be on hand to accept public donations to the ‘Help Haiti Fund’, administered by NCCU on behalf of the Northland American Red Cross. The event will take place in the mall commons area outside Younkers department store.

“Credit unions around the United States and around the world are helping with this important effort,” NCCU President Larry Champeaux said. “We have worked with our partners at Red Rock Radio since the tragic earthquake and we’re proud to expand the partnership to include Miller Hill Mall.”

“Simon Properties holdings around the nation are hosting events to help in any way we can,” said Director of Mall Marketing and Business Development Cindy Rodenhizer “Hosting this event in a high-traffic area will hopefully raise more money and show everyone how generous Northlanders can be.”

The radio station’s live remote broadcast will also help to raise awareness. “We’ve been talking about this effort on the air since the earthquake happened,” said KQDS- FM Program Director Jason Manning. “Whatever we can do to raise awareness, we’ll do. We’ve seen a horrible tragedy in Haiti over the last two weeks and we know ourfriends and listeners will do their best to help.”

Donations will be accepted from 3-6 p.m. at the mall and after the event at any of NCCU’s offices – on Arrowhead Road in Duluth, on Grand Avenue in Spirit Valley and inVirginia – Mountain Iron.