Washington County Gives raises an estimated $67K
Leeanna Ellis | December 10, 2019
The third year for a day of giving to benefit Washington County nonprofit organizations easily exceeded the totals from each of its previous two years. Washington County Gives, a joint venture between the Blair Area Community Foundation (BACF) and the Blair Area Chamber of Commerce, raised an estimated $67,000 for area nonprofits Dec. 3. A breakdown of the donations for each nonprofit was not yet available. In 2018, the event raised about $43,000, while in its inaugural year in 2017 more than $51,000 was raised. “The generosity of the people in this community and this county is really something,” said Bob Coffey, director of development for the BACF. By mid-afternoon, Coffey said, the funds raised had surpassed last year's total.