Topic: Neighbors in Need
Posted on 5/31/2022
TEGNA-owned station WUSA9 partnered with the United Way of the National Capital Area for its #DoMore24 campaign, bringing together charities, private companies and donors who are committed to making a difference in the community. WUSA9 and the TEGNA foundation donated $15,000 to the campaign and promoted the 24-hour fundraising campaign.
"During the last two years, we have seen small businesses, families and loved ones devastated by this pandemic, we have united with our neighbors in organizing around social justice and racial equity, we have seen unprecedented levels of hunger, unemployment, and deficits in education. We are truly Better United when we break down barriers to create a more equitable society where everyone in our community has fair and equal access to health, education and economic opportunity," said Rosie Allen-Herring, president and CEO of United Way of the National Capital Area.
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More than 2.47 million American jobs depend on broadcasting, and the local broadcast radio and television industry - and the businesses that depend on it - generate $1.17 trillion annually for the nation's economy.