Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WJHL-TV Donate $4,000 to the Holston Habitat for Humanity
IRVING, TX (May 19, 2021) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced today that it will donate $4,000 to the Holston Habitat for Humanity, on behalf of WJHL-TV News Channel 11, the Nexstar Media Inc. local television station serving the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee and Virginia. Holston Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry operating in Sullivan, Washington and Carter Counties in Tennessee, as well as the city of Bristol, Virginia.
Founded in 1985, the affiliate has provided housing solutions, such as new home construction, refurbished homes and exterior repairs for over 300 Habitat families in the Tri-Cities region. Holston Habitat uses volunteer labor and contributions of money and materials to build and repair houses in partnership with individuals and families with limited financial resources and housing need. New homes are sold to approved homebuyers through an affordable Habitat mortgage. Each year hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours to the organization’s various programs. Volunteers work on committees, at construction sites and in the Habitat ReStores.
The Holston Habitat for Humanity hosts an annual spring “Women Build” project every year in mid-May. Volunteers for this year’s project will work under the guidance of construction professionals to build a home for Sarah, a single mother, and her son in Johnson City, TN. WJHL-TV’s Vice President and General Manager, Paula Jackson, and several WJHL-TV News Channel 11 staff members will participate.
“Our friends at Holston Habitat for Humanity rely on volunteers and donations to build homes for families throughout our communities,” said Ms. Jackson. “NewsChannel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities is honored to give back and to support the 2021 Women’s Build for Sarah and her son. We’re here to make good things happen for other people. Giving back to the local communities served by Nexstar in 116 markets across the country is core to the company’s mission and we are proud to make this donation of $4,000 on behalf of WJHL-TV, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. and all of Nexstar’s 12,400 employees.”
Commenting on the donation, Laura Kelly, Executive Director of Holston Habitat said, “Holston Habitat could not be more excited for Sarah, and families like hers, to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through homeownership. We are extremely grateful for Nexstar’s generous sponsorship of the Women Build event, which will go directly towards construction costs on Sarah’s home. Nexstar’s gift is getting Sarah that much closer to achieving her dream of owning her own home.”
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 Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Media Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 120 local websites and 284 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates NewsNation, formerly WGN America, a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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