For the press releases below, I conducted research by collecting contact information for local news and radio stations. I then wrote a press release and sent it to the appropriate staff member at each company.
I was contacted by a local radio station and WRAL. For the radio station, I did a phone interview on live time. For WRAL, I gave them information to report to the public; they also came to our campus and got footage of us washing cars. We raised about $500 for this cause.
On behalf of Raleigh 4Wheel Parts, I wrote this press release and sent it to the media. Even though, the media did not contact Raleigh 4Wheel Parts to cover this story, this company continued to build the jeep. As planned, the crew and family members went to Uwharrie to celebrate his life.