News Channel 11 gives back to the community during Nexstar’s Founder’s Day of Caring


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Nexstar Media Group, the parent company of News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities, celebrated a milestone Thursday: its 25th anniversary.

To celebrate the day, Nexstar employees gave back to the community during the company’s annual Founder’s Day of Caring.

News Channel 11 staff volunteered at The River Ministry for Women in downtown Johnson City. The non-profit helps women meet basic needs daily and provides support services to empower women toward self-sufficiency.

“I think it’s our duty to do things for others,” said Stacy Larsen with The River. “One of my favorite quotes is from St. Francis Assisi and it says ‘share the Gospels and when necessary use words’…so I like to be out there just doing things that support the folks in the community that we work with.”

You can also help The River Ministry in its mission. The organization is always in need of the following items:

  • laundry detergent (liquid or pods only)
  • bleach
  • fabric softener (sheets only)
  • stain remover
  • individually wrapped snacks
  • coffee
  • creamer
  • sugar
  • coffee filters
  • tampons
  • pads
  • cleaning supplies
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6, & Pull Ups)
  • stamps
  • cards & stationery
  • hand soap
  • dishwashing soap
  • q-tips
  • cotton balls
  • razors
  • toothpaste
  • brushes & travel-sized toiletries

Donations can be brought to The River (125 W Main St.) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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