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TEGNA Foundation donates to Salvation Army

TEGNA is the parent company of FOX43. The money was donated to the Salvation Army in York to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

YORK, Pa. — The Salvation Army now has some extra money to help Pennsylvanian's -- thanks to our parent company, TEGNA.  

FOX43's General manager Chris Topf presented the organization with a 75-hundred dollar check on Thursday out the Salvation Army in downtown York.

The grant money comes from the TEGNA foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that serve our communities.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Salvation Army has had to deal with fewer volunteers and lower donations, in part, due to their fundraising events having to be cancelled.

Major Tom Babbitt says this money will help them buy equipment that will make getting food to more people, easier.  "The need for food this year has been tremendous.  As you know with some people out of work and reduced hours, people are trying to decide do I pay my rent, my bills, or do I eat, so this donation is very helpful," said Major Tom.

Apply online for Christmas assistance using the link provided; both Angel Tree and Christmas Cheer Food Boxes are available using this portal. Children born between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2019 (ages 1-10) will be eligible to receive toys.

If you would like to help the Salvation Army, you can contact them here

You can also find them on their Facebook page, here.

For more information on the TEGNA Foundation, click here.

The TEGNA Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by TEGNA Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, TEGNA Foundation serves the greater good of our communities by supporting nonprofit activities where TEGNA does business. Through its other programs, the Foundation invests in the future of the media industry, encourages employee giving, and contributes to a variety of charitable causes.

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