United Way of JaCo honors NBC5’s Blakely McHugh as an Everyday Hero

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —The United Way of Jackson County, along with the Joe and Frances Naumes Foundation, are honoring the Everyday Heroes of Jackson County. The awards are designed to recognize people for their small acts of kindness in the community.

NBC5’s very own Blakely McHugh was one of the people nominated. Blakely has been the face of our suicide prevention campaign, In This Together, for over two years. Her father took his own life, now Blakely is constantly reminding people that there is help available to them.

“Today it’s grown to be so much more and we are so much better and for the first time in 5 years our suicide numbers will drop in this county, thank you, Blakely,” said Dee Anne Everson, the head of the United Way.

Congratulations to Blakely and the others honored.

You can learn more about In This Together here.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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