On June 16, The Nexstar-owned television stations in Michigan, WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), WLNS-TV (Lansing) and WJMN-TV (Marquette) joined 168 other Nexstar stations nationwide for the company’s annual “Founder’s Day of Caring,” where company employees donate a half-day to a local non-profit or community agency.
This year’s event corresponded with Nexstar’s 21st anniversary.
In Grand Rapids, employees of WOOD-TV volunteered at three food pantries in Grand Rapids, Holland and Kalamazoo, doing everything from building produce stands to decorating lunch bags for Kids’ Food Basket in order to help fight hunger in the community.
Employees of WLNS-TV in Lansing were at two food banks and one nature center to help out.
Staff at WJMN-TV in Marquette traveled to nearby Ishpeming with a team of volunteers to help build a new community garden.
Nexstar Chairman, President and CEO Perry Sook says he’s always believed serving the local community is at the very heart of Nexstar’s mission.