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Oprah's Big Give-Giving Here!

You've probably heard the buzz about a new primetime show on ABC, and now you have a chance to get involved. Producers of Oprah's big give, selected WXOW-19 to distribute thousands of dollars to help the victims of last summer's floods. In the show, participants are challenged to give money to total strangers, and after eight weeks, the biggest "giver" wins. We are one of 75 ABC affiliates around the nation that's getting 10,000 dollars. Here's how it works. People affected by the flooding in our area should go onto our website. Click on the contest tab... And type in your story in a thousand words or less. The united way will select the winners, and the good news is, there won't be just one. "I just think it's awesome I’m excited it's so nice to see something that was unexpected especially Oprah's big give to come here. We're the little guys,” says Rose Mary Boesen, with the United Way. Local businesses matched the 10,000 from Oprah, the two companies in our area that each added 5,000 dollars, bringing the total to 20,000 Dahl Automotive and US Bank here in La Crosse. Our thanks to them, and the United Way, and we encourage everyone affected to sign up. If you can’t get onto the website, you can mail in your application: WXOW-News 19 P.O. BOX C-4019 La Crosse, WI 54602 Applications are due April 14th. A few winners will be picked as early as march 26th. Stay tuned to News 19 for all the details on the winners.
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