Friday was a special day for the employees at WOOD TV8.

All day, employees had the opportunity to give back around West Michigan as part of Founder’s Day of Caring — an event founded by Nexstar, which is the parent company of WOOD TV8.

This year we focused on efforts around homelessness and housing. Volunteer teams were at four locations, two in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Kalamazoo — doing everything from food prep, serving meals, gardening, landscaping, painting and clean-up.

To learn more about the non-profits with which WOOD TV8 partnered with, or how you can give back: