Each year, Nexstar employees donate time to a local non-profit, and Nexstar donates funds as part of its Founders Day of Caring.
On June 17, which marks the 2019 Founders Day of Caring, WZDX staff volunteered with the Downtown Rescue Mission, helping to serve meals and work in their Agape Shoppe.
The Downtown Rescue Mission serves the hungry and homeless in Huntsville, AL. It provides emergency services like meals and housing, residential recovery programs, transitional assistance to move to life outside the mission, and community outreach to help people in need where they are.
The Nexstar Founders Day of Caring began in 2016 to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. CEO Perry Sook created the day as a way for stations to give back to their communities. Staff members in all 100+ Nexstar television markets receive paid time off to volunteer at non-profits chosen by their individual stations.
It’s part of the company’s mission to give back where help is needed most, and hopefully inspire viewers to give back as well.
WZDX Founders Day of Caring 2018: Manna House
WZDX Founders Day of Caring 2017: ARC of Madison County
WZDX Founders Day of Caring 2016: CASA Madison County