IRVING, TX (July 1, 2022) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and KSWB-TV FOX5, the Nexstar television station serving San Diego and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $10,000 to the Armed Services YMCA San Diego. The donation will assist in providing social, educational, and recreational programs to meet the needs of more than 170,000 military service members and their families living in San Diego and southern California.
Founded in 1920, the Armed Services YMCA San Diego is committed to the goals of strengthening military families, supporting healthy lifestyles, reducing isolation and assisting service members and their families in connecting to the community. The organization tailors its programming to fill the highest priority gaps with low and no-cost programming including food distribution, treatment for the wounded, injured or ill, summer camps and after-school care. The Armed Services YMCA San Diego is not government-funded and relies instead on individual and corporate gifts for support.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous support of the Nexstar Charitable Foundation and our deep relationship with FOX 5, especially as we celebrate our country’s independence this weekend,” said Tim Ney, Executive Director of Armed Services YMCA San Diego.
Commenting on the donation, Scott Heath, Vice President and General Manager of KSWB-TV FOX5 said: “We are extremely proud of FOX 5’s long association with the Armed Services YMCA San Diego, and the work it does for the benefit of service members here in the San Diego area. 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 great work being done by the organization and the thousands of military personnel they have assisted.”
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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