WJRT-TV (Flint) was the recipient of a National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation Service to America Award, honoring the station’s dedication to serving its community through an annual Diaper Drive.
The award ceremonies were held in Washington, D.C. on June 12.
The award recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters.
WJRT’s Angie Hendershot accepted the award alongside news director Jayne Hodak and Flint’s U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5). WJRT general manager Pete Veto was also in attendance.
See video of Hendershot accepting the award here.
In Genesee County, 4,500 children under age 3 live below the poverty line. Because state and federal assistance cannot be used to buy diapers, many of these children are forced to stay in the same diaper for days at a time.
The day-long Diaper Drive collects donations of diapers, wipes and cash to help the Flint Diaper Bank supply more than 1 million diapers to local babies every year.