Founder’s Day of Caring: See how the 12 News Team is giving back


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Employees of WPRI 12 and FOX Providence were out and about Thursday and Friday giving back to the community as part of Nexstar’s annual Founder’s Day of Caring.

Nexstar stations in 116 markets across the country teamed up with nonprofit organizations and public agencies to complete a variety of service projects.

“In times of crisis, these organizations mobilize quickly to help those most in need, often making a critical difference in the lives of millions of people every day. But they can’t do it alone. They need help—and that’s where we come in.”

Friday, June 18

Cleanup at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Exeter

Cleanup at the Providence Animal Rescue League

Thursday, June 17

Cleanup at the RI Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery

Weeding at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Sorting food at the Providence Animal Rescue League

Cleanup at Industrial Park in Fall River

Founder’s Day of caring was established in 2016. WPRI 12, FOX Providence, The CW Providence and MyRITV are proud to take part in the annual event.

In previous years, we’ve worked with such organizations as Crossroads Rhode Island, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home, and the Rotary Club of Metro Providence’s End Hunger Program.

Follow Founder’s Day on social using #NexstarCares and #NexstarNation.

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