MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2017--
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced Texas Cares, an initiative to
support those in need following Hurricane Harvey, has raised more than
$1.15 million in its first 24 hours. The
fundraising initiative launched on Monday across TEGNA’s stations.
The TEGNA Foundation matched the first $100,000 in donations. All money
raised will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
“This is just the beginning. We will use this momentum to continue to
serve our communities and help improve the lives of those in need,” said
Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “I want to especially thank
Lowe’s Home Improvements who, during a Texas Cares telethon on WCNC in
Charlotte, donated $500,000. I am incredibly proud of how our stations
and communities have come together to help those impacted by Hurricane
Harvey and serve the greater good.”
All 46 TEGNA stations in 38 markets are helping raise money and
encourage donations for Texas Cares. Stations are running stories on-air
and across social media, hosting telethons, telling stories of impact
and informing viewers how they can help. All stations have a dedicated
donation page on their website. Donations to the Texas Cares initiative
are tax deductible and proceeds will go to the Red Cross Hurricane
Harvey Relief Fund.
More information can be found on each station’s website or go to www.TEGNA.com.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 46 television stations in 38
markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers
across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top
25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television
households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults
on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been
consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R.
Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers
results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions
including OTT local advertising network Premion,
centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O
Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with
consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells
empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers
innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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