HOUSTON, January 26, 2007 — KHCW-TV(CW39), the Houston affiliate of the CW Television Network and the Houston chapter of Habitat for Humanity have formed an alliance to build homes for two families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
The partnership was made possible through a grant to Houston Habitat for Humanity from The McCormick Tribune Foundation’s Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign. The McCormick Tribune Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations in cities and communities served by affiliates of Tribune Company, parent company of CW39.
Next Friday, February 2nd, CW39 employees and family members, in addition to community volunteers and Katrina evacuees, will take charge of the construction for the day. Also participating as part of the construction crew will by Tyler James Williams, star of the CW Networks “Everybody Hates Chris” airing Mondays at 7pm on CW39. A full biography for Williams is attached.
“It’s not often that we get to physically contribute to station projects,” said Roger Bare, Vice-President/General Manager of KHCW-TV. “We’re excited to participate and are looking forward to helping construct these homes.”
Construction on both homes is expected to be completed in February 2007.
KHCW(TV)-DT is a Tribune Broadcasting station and an affiliate of the CW Television Network.