LUBBOCK, Texas — Staff members with KAMC, KLBK and volunteered for projects at the Texas Boys & Girls Ranch, Early Learning Centers of Lubbock and Habitat for Humanity on Friday.

They did so for Nexstar’s National Founder’s Day of Caring.  Nexstar Founder, Chairman and CEO Perry Sook established the day to take place every year, during the third week of June.  

“Employees in each of Nexstar’s 116 television markets are given paid time-off to do volunteer work with non-profit organizations and public service agencies in their local community,” a statement from Nexstar said.

“The idea is to enable our employees to make a personal commitment to make the community a better place for everyone.”

Habitat for Humanities Construction Coordinator Tyler Doane said they were truly grateful for the help. 

“When we have a group like this group out here today helping us it’s very helpful,”Doane said. “We can knock out a lot more things than when it’s just us the two of us.” 

KLBK’s Evening Anchor Matt Stell said that it’s not only important to give back, but to support and partner with nonprofits that go above and beyond for those in need.

“That’s what habitat is all about getting families,” Stell said. “That’s why I’m here today here in Lubbock, helping out Habitat for Humanity. Its an organization and a group that I’ve worked with, personally for about two years. So, I’m so glad that some of my fellow co-workers and colleagues got to come out and help this home that we’re helping put together. We’re painting and digging holes around and getting it all ready for a family to come and move in. It’s a really great day to help give back.”

KAMC’s Evening Anchor Lauren Matter said there is nothing like giving back to the community we have the privilege to serve.

“That’s what’s so cool about our jobs– we get to we are representing the community every single day when we’re on the news,” Matter said. “And it’s so cool that we get to actually give back and show just how rewarding it is not just for us, but for the whole community.”

KAMC’s Sports Director Stan Smith said that it’s amazing that the company sets aside a day every year to give back to the community.  

“I’m glad that we can all come out here and just celebrate Founders’ Day,” Smith said. “It’s a great day to just show that we support the community that supports us. And I think that says a lot about the people that we work with because we also care about the people in our community.”

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