IRVING, TX (July 30, 2020) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced today it will donate $10,000 to the Hands to Hands Community Fund of Wichita Falls, TX, on behalf of KFDX-TV 3, the Nexstar Broadcasting television station serving the Wichita Falls area (DMA #147). Hands to Hands was founded ten years ago by a group of concerned community leaders who wanted to help support the programs and services of eight local non-profit organizations.
Hands to Hands is committed to helping its member non-profit organizations continue to fulfill their various missions. These organizations feed the elderly, watch over neglected and abused children, care for children and adults with developmental disabilities, provide shelter for children living in harm’s way, and grow and develop tomorrow’s community leaders. Member organizations include The Arc of Wichita County, the Boy Scouts, The Boys and Girls Club of Burkburnett, Camp Fire, Child Advocates (CASA), The Children’s Aid Society of West Texas, Friendly Door Senior Center of Iowa Park, and Straight Street.
Hands to Hands is a totally donor-directed fund; 100 percent of all donations go to the non-profit organization selected by the donor.
“Hands to Hands is an important organization in the Wichita Falls area, and its mission is perhaps more vital than ever before,” said Wayne Reed, Vice President and General Manager of KFDX-TV 3. “The current pandemic has created even more demand for the services provided by the non-profit organizations assisted by the fund. The resources of these organizations have been stretched nearly to the breaking point, and KFDX-TV 3 is honored to step in and help with this donation of $10,000 to Hands to Hands. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar in 114 markets across the country is core to the company’s mission and we are proud to make this donation on behalf of KFDX-TV 3, Nexstar Media Group, and all of Nexstar’s 13,000 employees.”
Commenting on the donation, Nancy Brown, Executive Director of the Hands to Hands Community Fund said, “We are successful because of our corporate partners and individuals who keep our programs and services thriving—they are vital to the at-risk children, teens and seniors we serve. Nexstar Broadcasting has supported us all the way; always eager to step in and help whenever there is a need. Needless to say, 2020 has been a difficult year for nonprofits and donations like this are such a blessing and give us so much hope for the rest of the year.”
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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