Nexstar and WKRN donate $ 3,000 to 2 Nashville charities

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation has announced that it will donate $ 3,000 to two Nashville charities.

Hands on Nashville and The Community Resource Center will each receive the $ 3,000 donation. Donations were made on behalf of WKRN-TV by parent company Nexstar Media Inc. Donations will be used to support volunteer efforts and programs throughout Middle Tennessee.

The mission of Hands on Nashville is to meet the needs of the community through volunteerism. The organization connects volunteers with opportunities to support more than 200 nonprofits, schools and other civic organizations.

“We are very grateful for the support of WKRN,” said Lori Shinton, President and CEO of Hands on Nashville. “Gifts like these strengthen our ability to recruit and manage volunteers, who are essential to disaster relief and recovery. “

The community resource center works to empower its partner agencies to maintain their focus on providing essential services to mid-Tennessee’s most vulnerable populations by relieving them of the burden of securing essentials.

“The support from WKRN and Nexstar enables the Community Resource Center to provide basic essentials to those who have been affected. Without the support of the WKRN, the Community Resource Center would not have been able to relocate the day after the flooding and channel these resources directly to our community. Thank you for your support, ”said Tina Doniger, Executive Director of the Community Resource Center.

“I am delighted to be able to make these donations to Hands on Nashville and the Community Resource Center,” said Tracey Rogers, vice president and general manager of WKRN-TV. “The News 2 team knows first-hand the work these organizations perform when needs arise in our community. From the historic flooding of over 10 years ago, to the tornadoes that struck in May 2020, to the recent pandemic, Hands on Nashville and the Community Resource Center are constantly on the front lines to help those who need it most. . Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is at the heart of the company’s mission and we are proud to make these donations on behalf of WKRN-TV News 2, Nexstar Media Group and all of Nexstar’s 13,000 employees.

The mission of the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is to contribute 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 established in 1958 and donates approximately $ 350,000 per year.