It can get cold in Virginia. In 1985, temperatures dropped to a record-breaking -30°F in Mountain Lake. That’s why WAVY, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate serving the Hampton Roads-Norfolk-Portsmouth DMA, is continuing its 30-year tradition of collecting new and like-new coats for people in need of all ages and sizes.
Thanks to the kindness of donors, both large and small, “Operation School Supplies” collected more than 60,000 school supplies, ranging from notebooks and pencils to folders and backpacks, plus much more.
WAVY, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate serving Hampton Roads, Va., continues its annual community project, 10 On Your Side Coats for Families drive. According to the station, WAVY has been helping those in need by collecting coats for people of all ages and sizes for more than three decades.
Don Roberts is retiring after 33 years behind the anchor desk at WAVY News 10 Today. “I am constantly in awe of what Don does to make our community a better place,” says Sarah Zak, WAVY’s news director.
For 29 years, WAVY Norfolk, Va., has teamed up with local businesses, nonprofits and churches to collect, clean and distribute winter garmets. This year it gathered more than 16,000 coats, a new record.
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On May 31, 2019, a Virginia Beach city engineer shot and killed 12 people and seriously injured four others at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Today, the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation will donate $20,000 to The Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund, to assist the families of those killed or wounded during the mass shooting.
Carol Ward, general manager of WAVY and WVBT said, “It is an incredible asset to have these professionals on our side.” According to Ward: “WAVY is Hampton Roads‘ leading source for news, weather, traffic and sports and it is no doubt due to the daily contribution of Don Roberts, Don Slater and Bruce Rader.”
WAVY and WVBT, Nexstar’s NBC and Fox affiliate respectively in Portsmouth, Virginia, are launching their 10 On Your Side Operation School Supplies initiative tomorrow. Last year, more than 80,000 items made their way to 12 school districts across the area.
WAVY and WVBT, Nexstar’s NBC and Fox affiliates in Portsmouth, Va., started a relief fund to benefit the victims and families of those killed and wounded in the attack. “10 On Your Side’s mission, at the core, is to be there for our community and viewers,” said Carol Ward, WAVY’s general manager.