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Fort Wayne’s NBC ‘text-a-thon’ raises tens of thousands of dollars for Community Harvest Food Bank

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - A local law firm is the latest area business to step up to the plate and help restock the shelves at northeast Indiana's primary hunger relief organization.

Blackburn & Green has pledged a contribution that could reach $5,000 over the next two weeks.

The money will go to Community Harvest Food Bank, which has seen unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 outbreak and related economic downturn.

Fort Wayne's NBC this week hosted a "text-a-thon" to support their cause.

Viewers are encouraged to text "endhunger" to the number 707070 to make a donation of any amount.

Blackburn & Green will give away a spot at the judging table for the upcoming "Ribfest" in Fort Wayne through a free Facebook contest. For every entrant, the firm will donate $10 -- up to a total of $5,000 -- to Community Harvest.

The text-a-thon has also received support from the NiSource Charitable Foundation (affiliated with NIPSCO) and First Merchants Bank, each of which pledged $10,000 to the cause.

Fort Wayne's NBC will share the total sum raised at the end of the week.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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