Connecting those in need.
We've been doing that for the South Florida community since 1992.
Originally created in 1992 in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew by WCIX – Channel 6 as a relief effort. "Rebuilding: Neighbors Helping Neighbors" consisted of a 15-line phone bank, staffed 18 hours daily with volunteers and station personnel. News reporters and anchors broadcasting live from the phone bank would tell viewers to call the phone bank if they were storm victims or if they simply wanted to help. Special reports profiling affected families and volunteer efforts also served to motivate viewers into action. The response was overwhelming and the phone bank quickly became a tool in assisting those in crisis.
With the power of television as one of its greatest assets, we quickly expanded its services beyond hurricane relief and evolved into one of the most effective vehicles for connecting those in need with those who can help, and forging strong relationships with community and business leaders willing to tackle difficult issues. As South Florida recovered, Neighbors Helping Neighbors became Neighbors 4 Neighbors, a separate 501c3 nonprofit that continued to be important resource for all individuals and families facing every-day crises.
Research of local television viewers proves, year after year, that Neighbors 4 Neighbors is the most identifiable public service organization in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market. South Florida viewers know Neighbors 4 Neighbors, consider it important, and respond to it in a remarkable way.
With a staff of dedicated professionals and scores of volunteers, we can launch an immediate and effective community response to any emergency. Born from a natural disaster, supportive South Florida viewers have come to the aid of victims of every major hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, accident, terrorist attack, and other major crises where help was needed. Locally, across the U.S. or abroad, our community has been there. Working in partnership with CBS4 and myTV33 News, we also organize a number of campaigns dealing with the issues that dominate local headlines.