Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation donates $25,000 to Effort
IRVING, Texas (August 15, 2022) – Nexstar television stations across the country today wrapped up a ten-day fundraiser to help victims affected by recent flooding that devastated Eastern Kentucky. Participating stations collectively raised more than $300,000 for the effort, capped off by a $25,000 donation from the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation to the Christian Appalachian Project’s (CAP) Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.
More than 30 Nexstar television stations, led by WDKY-TV in Lexington, Kentucky, participated in the fundraising effort, including WOWK-TV in Charleston, West Virginia, WJHL-TV in Tri-Cities, Tennessee, WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. , WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee, WEHT-TV in Evansville, Indiana. Over the past two weeks, these stations and others in the Nexstar family have promoted and aired special programming examining the impact of the floods and highlighting relief efforts. An on-screen QR code was displayed as part of the programming, allowing viewers to donate to the Christian Appalachian Project’s Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to help those in need.
The Christian Appalachian Project was founded over 50 years ago. Thanks to the support of donors, dedicated volunteers and selfless staff, the organization now touches the lives of more than one million people every year. Working with other local food banks and humanitarian service providers, the organization’s reach extends to parts of the 13 states of the Appalachian region, including Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. , Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
“We appreciate partners like Fox 56 Lexington who saw the need in the community and looked for a concrete way to help,” said Guy Adams, president and CEO of the Christian Appalachian Project. “The funds raised through this effort will be invaluable in helping CAP meet the long-term needs of families devastated by the recent floods. When the unthinkable happens, CAP is there to help people rebuild. We are grateful to the entire Nexstar family for helping serve those in need in Appalachia.
Commenting on the donation, Monte Costes, Vice President and General Manager of WDKY-TV, said, “The recent flooding experienced by my fellow Kentucky people has been catastrophic, with lives lost, billions of dollars in damage, and it will take years to recover. I know I speak for my Nexstar colleagues here in Appalachia and across the country when I say how proud we are to work for a company that is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. This is core to Nexstar’s mission, and we are honored that the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation has made this $25,000 donation to help with flood relief efforts.
The mission of the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is to contribute to and work with public charities and nonprofit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its affiliates do business. The foundation was established in 1958 and donates approximately $350,000 annually.
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