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UK’s Calipari spearheading Sunday telethon effort on WKYT for victims of Hurricane Harvey

John Calipari has announced plans for a telethon Sunday for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The Kentucky basketball coach said he was working with WKYT in Lexington and the Red Cross on the project. It will air live from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on WKYT and UK/IMG affiliates.

Sunday’s telethon will also stream live at WKYT.com.

Kentucky coach John Calipari has organized a telethon Sunday for Hurricane Harvey victims along with WKYT and the Red Cross. (Kentucky Today Photo by Keith Taylor)

“Can’t stop thinking about everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. We’re working to partner with @WKYT and @RedCross for a telethon Sunday,” Calipari tweeted on Wednesday. “We will have more details later. For now, let’s keep everyone in Texas in our prayers.”

Calipari has helped raise more than $1 million in telethons for victims of other disasters in Haiti in 2010 and also Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says more than 48,700 homes have been affected by flooding and other damage brought by Harvey since it first came ashore Friday.

A report released Wednesday shows more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed while about another 17,000 have sustained major damage. Approximately 32,000 have damage described by state authorities as minor.

In Harris County, one of the state’s largest and home to Houston, about 43,700 homes have been damaged, with some 11,600 receiving major damage and another 770 destroyed.

From Kentucky Today

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