Nexstar Charitable Foundation and Tv Station KTSM 9 News Donates $30,000 To El Paso Community Foundation To Benefit Victims of Mass Shooting

IRVING, TX (Dec. 23, 2019) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced today it will donate $30,000 to the El Paso Community Foundation on behalf of KTSM-TV, Nexstar Broadcasting’s television station serving the greater El Paso area (DMA #93).  The El Paso Community Foundation’s Long-Term Care Fund was established to benefit victims of the horrific mass shooting at a local Walmart store this past summer.  22 people were shot and killed and another 26 were wounded when a gunman opened fire in the store on August 3.  The fund helps victims and survivors struggling with a wide variety of unexpected burdens as a result of the shooting.  The $30,000 donation will be presented to the El Paso Community Foundation by KTSM-TV Vice President and General Manager David Candelaria in a ceremony this morning.

“The El Paso shooting last August was a traumatic event for the community and the nation, and it will take the community some time to heal—but make no mistake, the healing process has begun,” said Candelaria.  “When a tragedy like this occurs, the employees of KTSM-TV and its corporate parent, Nexstar Media, want to help.  The victims of this senseless act of violence were our friends and our neighbors.  We worked alongside them and our children went to school and played together.  We are all part of the El Paso family.    Giving back to the community is core to the mission of Nexstar Media and KTSM-TV, and we are proud to make this donation of $30,000 to the Long-Term Care Fund of the El Paso Community Foundation.”

The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business.  The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.

“KTSM and 9 News have always had an important compact with the community to work in its best interests,” said Eric Pearson, President and CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation.  “This gift will help ensure that people who need to access care will have the option to do so.  We are thankful for an incredible response from our community for our community.”

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