Entravision to Host Telethon to Raise Money for El Paso Victims

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Entravision Communications, a California-based media company that serves Latino consumers, announced Thursday (Aug. 15) that it will host a telethon to raise money for victims and families of the Aug. 3 tragic mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Billboard has learned. 

El Paso Strong Telethon, airing live from Entravision’s broadcast center in El Paso at 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. MST on Sunday, Aug. 18, will feature live music, local representatives and special guests helping to benefit the Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s El Paso Victims Relief Fund. All donations will go directly to the victims and their families.  

“The tragic event in El Paso deeply impacted the local community and the entire country,” said Walter F. Ulloa, Entravision’s chairman and chief executive officer, in a press statement. “On behalf of everyone at Entravision, we would like to express our support for those impacted by this senseless tragedy.  This telethon is a way for all of us to come together and support the El Paso Victims Relief Fund.”

El Paso Strong will air across El Paso’s media properties: Univision KINT, La Suavecita 93.9 FM, La Tricolor 94.7 FM and The Fox 92.3 FM. It will also be aired on Entravision’s Univision station in Albuquerque, NM. 

A three-hour live telethon broadcast will also take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CST on Entravision’s Univision Texas stations in McAllen, Midland - Odessa, San Angelo, Laredo, Lubbock and Corpus Christi.

To donate, call 833-998-1212 or text "EPGIVES" to the number, or visit the website here.


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