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06/24/08 10:54 PM ET

Twins Radio Network aids flood victims

Radiothon brings in money for southern Minnesota, Iowa

SAN DIEGO -- The disastrous flooding in southern Minnesota and Iowa has impacted a significant area of what is known as "Twins Territory."

And on Monday, the Twins Radio Network partnered with other radio stations in the two states for a radiothon to help those affected by the flooding.

The "Send it South -- Red Cross Radio Relief" event raised $40,570 for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Coordinated by Hubbard Radio, the donation drive began at 7 a.m. on Monday with a one-hour telethon in East Grand Forks, Minn. From there, other stations throughout the region each held a one-hour segment before "sending it south" to the next market. It finished with a three-hour segment on the Twins Radio Network from 7 -10 p.m.

The huge outpouring of support was appreciated by those trying to aid the victims of the disaster.

"On behalf of the Red Cross chapters throughout Minnesota and in Des Moines, Iowa, I'd like to express our sincerest gratitude for the generosity donors have shown," said Jan McDaniel, chief executive officer of the Twin Cities Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. "It's very humbling when communities come together to raise money for those in need."

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.