Tuesday, June 12, 2018, NBC4 is joining stations across the country to showcase community involvement and illustrate the key roles broadcasters play in local communities.
Over the last year, these are some of the ways NBC4 has made a difference in the community:
- Founder’s Day – In 2017, more than 60 NBC4 employees donated a total of 252 community service hours serving breakfast at Ronald McDonald House and working in the Local Matters gardens in Columbus. Later this week, NBC4 will donate the time of employees to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and Columbus Metro Parks.
- African American Male Wellness Walk – In NBC4’s first year partnering with the African American Male Wellness Initiative, 20,000 people participated in the walk and recieved free life-saving health screenings on-site. The 2018 wellness walk will be held on Saturday, August 11.
- American Red Cross Hurricane Relief – NBC4 collected $286,434 in monetary donations and supplies to assist with American Red Cross relief efforts after Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma.
- Double Your Donation Day – NBC4 partnered with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to hold an 18-hour phone bank fundraiser. We raised $1.8 million to provide 7 million meals for central Ohio families.
- Firefighters 4 Kids toy drive – NBC4 and the Columbus Fire Department collected enough toy donations to fill 2.5 semi-trailers. We also collected $52,000 in monetary and gift card donations.
- NBC4 Shred-it Day – In 2018 NBC4 and Shred-it collected 260,000 pounds of paper to shred and recycle. We also collected $10,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. To date, more than 2,677 tons of personal documents have been shredded and recycled. More than $143,000 has been collected for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.