NewsChannel 5 is living its “On Your Side” mission by giving back to communities throughout northeast Ohio. On August 31st, the station distributed checks through the Scripps Howard Foundation Community Fund to help local organizations achieve their goals. The checks were presented by news anchor/Health Team reporter Lee Jordan and Vice President/General Manager John Butte. The grants benefited the following organizations and projects:
- League of Women Voters of Cleveland Educational Fund - $4000 Community Grant
- Project LEARN - $4000 Literacy Grant
- Urban Journalism Workshop - $1000 Community Grant
Over the next two weeks, NewsChannel 5 will also support the following organizations with check presentations:
- Project: LEARN of Summit County - $4000 Literacy Grant (scheduled for September 14th)
- Lorain County Domestic Relations Court “Success for Youth” program - $5000 Community Grant (scheduled for September 19th)
“There are so many deserving organizations in need of funding throughout northeast Ohio, and NewsChannel 5 along with E.W. Scripps is proud to help,” comments Peter Noll, NewsChannel 5’s Director of Marketing. The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate foundation of The E.W. Scripps Company. Its mission is to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. The Foundation helps build healthy communities and improves the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture, and inclusive civic affairs, with a special commitment to the communities in which Scripps does business. NewsChannel 5 awards one Literacy Grant each year. For application information, submit a letter requesting the guidelines to WEWS NewsChannel 5, 3001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (attn: Moreen Bailey Frater, Director of Diversity Initiatives and Community Affairs).