News Sections
It's All About The Big Give, Oprah's Crew In Town Through Friday
Updated May 5, 2013 12:59 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(BEDFORD) - Bedford's abuzz about Oprah's Big Give.

For the one or two of you that may not already know, Nate Berkus, one of the judges from the Oprah's Big Give reality show on the ABC Network, brought a camera crew to Bedford Monday and awarded Bedford's Shelley Fleetwood with a $10,000 check to help her raise money for the Harrell family, friends of the Fleetwoods, who lost their Leesville home last month.

Fleetwood has until Friday to make that money grow, and she's looking for everyone's help in doing it.

And it seems to be working.

Fleetwood told WBIW News this morning the response has been unbelievable, and that there's been lots of donors and offers of dollar matching. Not only is this a new ordeal for Shelley Fleetwood and the Harrell family, it's also a learning experience for the Oprah crew with her.

Fleetwood said this is the first time they have done something like this as well.

Fleetwood and her team of around 9 people have lined up a number of events, and also a donation collection center.

You can take donations to the Company Concourse to Valerie Arthur, or you can make donations at the Chase Bank, where they have an account set up in the name of Jeff and Melissa Harrell.

Beyond that, you can check out their MySpace page at, or tune in to your favorite Bedford radio station tomorrow morning where you may just hear them talking about their escapades.

And go to the Community Calendar page on to see some events they're hosting, to be updated soon.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File