The Weather Channel is proud to launch “Forecasting Hope,” a new charitable campaign that aims to help with recovery efforts for communities impacted by severe weather. The funds raised through our efforts will be directly given to organizations that will give back to communities that have been devastated by natural disasters this year, like California, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
As part of the fundraiser, The Weather Channel’s meteorologists are auctioning off some of their storm gear and other personal items that connected them to the weather stories they covered. Items available for auction include: Jim Cantore’s storm jacket from the entire 2017 Hurricane Season, a signed hat Mike Bettes wore during his tornado coverage in El Reno, OK in 2013, Jen Carfagno’s winter jacket she wore at this past years’ Groundhog Day celebration, and other branded items. The auction starts on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), and fans will be able to bid on items through Monday, December 18. Funds raised will go to various organizations that continue to support communities as they rebuild from natural disasters, including: The American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Save The Children, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Bridge to Hope (FL), Hispanic Federation, and United Way Bay Area.
“This holiday season we want people to remember that the story doesn’t end with the storm,” said Nora Zimmett, Senior Vice President, Programming for the Weather Channel. “We were welcomed by these communities as they went through some of the toughest times in their histories. After the headlines have changed, people in Texas, California, Puerto Rico, and beyond are still doing the hard work of rebuilding their communities and they deserve our recognition and support.”
For more information about “Forecasting Hope,” and to bid for items available for auction visit: Weloveweather.tv/auction