News Channel 11 looks back on company’s Founder’s Day of Caring

News Channel 11 looks back on company’s Founder’s Day of Caring


FOUNDER’S DAY AT NEWS CHANNEL 11 – THE DAY WE MARK THE ANNIVERSARY OF OUR COMPANY’S FOUNDING BY GIVING BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS US EVERY DAY. THIS YEAR – WE DECIDED TO HELP AN AMAZING LOCAL PROGRAM THAT HELPS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES GET READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. AS ANN CARTER REPORTS… IT WAS A PRODUCTIVE DAY THAT CAME WITH A BIG SURPRISE – AND THE REALIZATION THERE’S STILL A LOT OF WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. (NATS WORKING) OUR FOUNDER’S DAY MISSION – TO HELP GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES IN DOWNTOWN JOHNSON CITY…. SPECIFICALLY WITH ITS BACK 2 SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM. 39:42 “THERE’S A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF CHILDREN WHO NEED SCHOOL SUPPLIES. THEY NEED BACKPACKS, CRAYONS, PENCILS MARKERS… THEY NEED BACKPACKS, CRAYONS, PENCILS MARKERS… THEY NEED PANTS, UNDERSHIRTS, SOCKS AND SHOES.” SO – THE WJHL FAMILY GOT TO WORK. MATCHING SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND TWO OUTIFTS WITH CHILDREN PRE-APPROVED BY THE PROGRAM AS BEING GENINELY IN NEED OF HELP. 39:55 “THERE COMES A TIME IN LIFE WHEN PEOPLE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TO MAKE ENDS MEET. AND AT GSM, WE PARTNER WITH PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO HELP MAKE THAT HAPPEN.” BUT BY LUNCH-TIME – THE DONATION SUPPLY STARTED RUNNING LOW. SO WHEN THIS GUY WASN’T BOXING UP SUPPLIES – HE POSTED ABOUT THE NEED ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER… HOPING TO SPREAD THE WORD. 50:19 “I DON’T KNOW IF A LOT OF PEOPLE READ JOSH’S TWITTER OR NOT… I’M ONE OF THEM.” MOUNTAIN STATES HEALTH ALLIANCE ALAN LEVINE – AN AVID TWITTER USERE – WANTED TO KNOW MORE. 51:00 “I DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL I SAW JOSH’S TWEET.” 49:38 ‘I REPLIED REPLIED BACK ON TWITTER SAYING WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP. I CAN’T BE THERE BECAUSE WE’RE OUT OF TOWN. HE JUST SAID WE NEED TO SUPPORT THESE KIDS TO GET THEIR SUPPLIES. THAT’S RIGHT IN OUR WHEEL HOUSE.” 50:12 “I PUT IT OUT THERE ON TWITTER THAT WE WOULD DONATE SOME RESOURCES TO HELP WITH THAT HOPING THAT PEOPLE WOULD SEE IT AND RAISE THE PROFILE OF WHAT GS IS DOING.” THE COMMITMENT – $5 THOUSAND DOLLARS THROUGH THE NISWONGER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL’S CHILDREN RESOURCE CENTER. 49:56 “THE MISSION OF NCH ISN’T JUST TO TAKE CARE OF CHILDREN WHILE THEY’RE SICK. WE’RE FOCUSED ON THE WELL- BEING OF CHILDREN AROUND OUR REGION. THAT’S PART OF THE MSHA MISSION.” 42:19 “IT WAS A PRAYER ANSWERED.” 42:59 “THAT’S A COUPLE HUNDRED KIDS THAT DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SCHOOL SUPPLIES.” 52:50 “I WOULD CHALLENGE EVERYBODY TO LEARN ABOUT GS AND ANY ORGANIZAITON THAT’S LENDING A HAND TO LOW INCOME CHILDREN OR TO ANY CHILD WHO’S TRYING TO LEARN AND DO WHAT WE CAN TO HELP THEM ALONG.” EVEN WITH THAT AMAZING GIFT, GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES STILL NEEDS MORE DONATED SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CLOTHING. LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP AT GOOD – SAM – JC – DOT – ORG… TODAY, CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

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