WASHINGTON -- "The Impact: Give Back” partnership with the United Way of the National Capital Area helped raise nearly $2.2 million to support local non-profits as they continue to do their good work.
“WUSA9 and our parent company TEGNA, through the TEGNA Foundation, focus on serving the greater good of our communities and addressing the needs of our communities," said Michael Valentine, the vice president and station manager of WUSA9. "We couldn't think of a better initiative than Impact: Give Back and Do More 24 to address those needs.”
On May 17 to May 18, we held a 24 hour event called 'Do More 24' to allow members of the community to come to WUSA9 to join us for performances by local artists, delicious food and the opportunity to donate. There was even a 24 hour phone bank for those who could not make it to the station.
Together, we raised $2,178,602 in just 24 hours! According to the Do More 24 site, this year's event was a record breaker. This would not have been possible without the support of the community.
"We had more nonprofits than ever benefit from the event. Thank you to the entire DMV for your generosity and kindness," the site reads.
“We really have to thank you, as well as the TEGNA family and the WUSA9 family for the significant partnership," said Rosie Allen-Herring, the President and CEO, United Way of the National Capital Area. "This has been the absolute best partnership that we’ve had in the six years we’ve been doing this work. We think that it’s really indicative of what we can do as a community all together…Thank you for this donation. It’s going to serve a lot of families.”
You can learn more about some of the organization that will benefit from these donations by click here.