(WBRE/WYOU-TV) It is a day of service and giving back to the community we serve. The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick has more on Nexstar Broadcasting Founder’s Day of Caring.
“It’s all about giving back to the community we are proud to serve the community,“ Said Tim Busch- President Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.
And that you could say is the mission statement of the Founder’s Day of Caring. It was started in 1996 by Perry Sook, founder, and President of Nexstar Media Group. It started with one station.WYOU in Scranton. And today that effort continues all across the Nexstar Nation. On this day, Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting is helping fill boxes with food at the Weinberg Food Bank near Wilkes-Barre.
“So what we are doing today a lot of our employees around the entire country that are giving back time. So we are paying their time to give back to the community and also making a match donation to the foundation in every market across the country,“ said Busch
And about making folks aware that a need exists in every community, and they too can help out.
”The food bank needs everybody’s support. This provides a lot of support for families in great need. We just packed up 400 boxes which will provide food for a week for a needy family,” noted Busch.
Several miles away Nexstar employees from WBRE and WYOU were preparing and serving food for people who otherwise would not have a warm meal.
”I think it’s wonderful I mean I think it’s a great initiative that Nexstar gets involves in this for Founder’s Day. I think it’s great we are giving back to the less fortunate,“ said Anthony Mehling– WBRE-WYOU Account Executive.
And for some of our Nexstar Media Colleagues Founder’s Day of Caring is also a learning day.
”With some opioid problem, it’s not just the larger cities they affect a lot more people. Some of the homelessness we see going to work sometimes too frequently so to be able to give back is a wonderful thing,“ added Vito Covino, WBRE/WYOU Local Sales Manager.
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