COLUMBUS (WCMH) — This week the NBC4 team comes together for an important cause—volunteering!
“It’s really going to be exciting to see everybody out in their NBC4 shirts either serving breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House or digging and pulling weeds or planting vegetables and helping to maintain a community garden,” said NBC4 General Manager Ken Freedman.
NBC4 is proud to be part of the “Founder’s Day of Caring”, launched by our parent company, Nexstar, in recognition of the anniversary of the company on Friday, June 16th.
“This was an opportunity for the company to say we actually want to give back,” said Freedman of the employees who can volunteer for up four hours, paid for by the company, at local charities.
Thousands of employees at Nexstar TV stations across the country will be participating in their own local communities.
NBC4 employees from all departments formed a committee to research and select the charities, and organize the special day of volunteering.
The Founder’s Day of Caring committee selected Local Matters and the Ronald McDonald House, both in Columbus.
The NBC4 team will be volunteering in community gardens for Local Matters and serving breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House, to families of children being treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
“With the Ronald McDonald House, we’ll have employees serving breakfast to families who need every bit of help they can to deal with the bad hand that they’ve been dealt,” said Freedman.
Besides volunteering, NBC4 will be sharing stories and highlighting the work Local Matters and the Ronald McDonald House do in our community.