KTLA celebrated the station’s 75th anniversary at Pink’s Hot Dogs on Tuesday, offering viewers the famous chili dogs for 75 cents.
But it was all for a good cause, with the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation donating $10,000 to LA Family Housing, an agency that provides homeless support services. On top of that, Pink’s also donated all proceeds from the chili dogs Tuesday along with $2,500 to the organization.
“Who doesn’t love a Pink’s hot dog and ending homelessness? Thanks to Pink’s, KTLA, and the Nexstar Charitable Foundation, we get to enjoy both today!” said Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, President and CEO of LA Family Housing. “Their generosity, along with every customer who visits Pink’s on July 5th, will help fund the critically-needed housing and services we need to move more of our unhoused neighbors home.”
Commenting on the donation, Wendy Burch, KTLA 5 Manager of Community Engagement, said, “This is the perfect partnership with Pink’s—they helped us put the ‘fun’ in fundraising for LA Family Housing. All day long, we had KTLA viewers lined down the block to celebrate our station’s 75th anniversary with a 75-cent hot dog, and it’s great to know that at the end of the day, those proceeds are going to help the homeless here in LA.”
If you would like to donate to LA Family Housing, visit https://lafh.org/donate.
Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 5, 2022.