More than $188,000 for Wildfire Victims During KTLA 5 News ‘Spirit of Thanksgiving Telethon’

KTLA 5 News hosted its “Spirit of Thanksgiving Telethon” on Thursday morning to raise funds for those affected by  the Southern California wildfires.

In partnership with iHeart Radio and the Salvation Army California South Division, KTLA hosted the live telethon at its Hollywood studios from 6 to 9 a.m., according to a statement from Tribune Media.

The telethon was also streamed on Facebook live from 6 to 10 a.m.

More than $188,000 was raised to benefit wildfire victims.

Wildfires have ravaged the state and claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks. In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire killed three people as it tore across just over 150 square miles in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties — destroying 1,500 structures including hundreds of entire homes.

“Now, as Southern California begins rebuilding and recovering from these devastating fires, we remain committed to assisting those impacted as they recover from this disaster,” Don Corsini, the station’s president and general manager, said in a statement.

The call center can be reached during the telethon at 844-291-7270.