Reality competition stars will help drum up donations for the Red Cross’ relief efforts on Wednesday
Outwit. Outplay. Out-donate?
“Survivor” host Jeff Probst and a number of former contestants from the CBS reality competition series are banding together to participate in a fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which has ravaged the Philippines, where a number of seasons of the show — including the current “Blood vs. Water” — have filmed.
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The fundraiser will be held for the Red Cross Philippines relief efforts on KCBS and KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, as well as CBS’ Los Angeles radio stations, and will air from 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. In addition to Probst and his “Survivor” colleagues, talent from the television and radio stations will participate, as will talent from CBS Corporations including CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution.
On Thursday, CBS radio and television stations in San Francisco and Sacramento will also organize phone banks to collect donations for the Red Cross’ relief efforts in the Philippines.
Along with participating in the fundraiser, Probst will film a public-service announcement that will run after Wednesday night’s episode, which will urge viewers to donate to the Red Cross.
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8/7 c on CBS.