Irving, TX and Syracuse, NY (December 8, 2022) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WSYR-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Syracuse, NY and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $5,000 to the Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services.
The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area is dedicated to meeting human needs without discrimination, and to encourage and empower those in need to reach their full potential. They offer more than 33 distinct services to residents of Onondaga County and serves more than 35,000 individuals each year.
“Nexstar’s $5000 gift will allow us to provide several thousand meals to individuals and families,” said Linda Lopez, Executive Director for Community Services of the Salvation Army. Our food pantry numbers have increased by 30% this year, and we are serving almost 1,200 households a month year-round. The financial support of companies like Nexstar help us keep the pantry shelves full.”
“The number of families and individuals who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity is overwhelming,” said Bill Evans, Vice President and General Manager of WSYR NewsChannel 9. “At a time when food costs are increasing at incredible rates this donation to the Salvation Army and their Food Pantry could not come at a better time as we head into the holiday season. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is core to the company’s mission, and we are honored that the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is making this donation in recognition of the strong relationship between NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV and the Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services.”
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 nearly 300,000 hours of original video content 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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