Irving, TX and Norfolk, VA (July 11, 2023) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WAVY-TV 10, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Norfolk, VA, and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $10,000 to LINK of Hampton Roads, whose mission is to link community resources to provide fast and affordable housing solutions to homeless individuals. The organization also provides resources to assist those in need with food, clothing, addiction, mental and physical health.
LINK of Hampton Roads has over 77 apartments and two houses that serve homeless veterans for an average of 90-120 days while they find longer term homes. They help approximately 160 veterans per year with their services.
Its winter shelter, PORT, served 549 people in the ‘21-‘22 winter, 739 in the ‘22-‘23 winter, and are expected to serve over 1,000 for the ‘23-‘24 winter due to increases in food insecurity and rising housing costs.
“For over three decades LINK of Hampton Roads has existed to help people help themselves, through providing meals, shelter, education, direct services, advocacy, and more to veterans and others in need,” said Carol Ward, Vice President and General Manager of WAVY-TV 10. “We are proud to partner with LINK for this year’s Founder’s Day of Caring and we are grateful the Nexstar Media Foundation approved my donation request for LINK of Hampton Roads, to assist with their vision ‘to break the cycle of poverty.’”
“WAVY-TV 10, Nexstar Media Company and staff have been absolutely amazing and such a huge blessing for our unhoused veterans, providing huge impacts on their homes and as they leave for their own permanent homes,” said Lynne Finding, Executive Director of LINK of Hampton Roads, Inc. “Our staff have had the BEST time working with Nexstar/WAVY-TV 10 staff and we are eternally grateful to have been chosen to be so fully supported and receive the abundance of goods, services AND promoted throughout Hampton Roads. Today is an extra wow with this most unexpected and exciting news of all, the donation of $10,000! There are truly no words to express our excitement, gratitude and sincere thanks to you all.”
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.
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Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including more than 300,000 hours of news, sports, and entertainment programming each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit nexstar.tv.
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