Record breaking year for Erie Gives Day 2019

THURSDAY THE 15TH NEARLY 400 NO PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ERIE AREA WILL BE A GETTING A MAJOR FINANCIAL BOOST THANKS TO DONATIONS COMING FROM ERIE GIVES DAY

TIARRA BRADDOCK SPOKE TO SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE RECIEVING THE DONATIONS SHE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE CONTROL ROOM WITH WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO WITH THE MONEY TIARRA? SEAN ORGANIZERS ARE HOPING TO BREAK LAST YEAR'S RECORD OF 45 MILLION DOLLARS SO FAR THEY ARE AT 4

1 MILLIONS DOLLARS AND THERE'S STILL A COUPLE OF MORE HOURS TO GO THE ERIE COMMUNTIY DEMONSTRATES AGAIN HOW GENEROUS IT IS DURING THE 2019 ERIE GIVES CAMPAIGN SPONSORED BY THE ERIE COMMUNTIY FOUNDATION MORE THAN 380 NOPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE GETTING SOME FINANCIAL HELP THROUGH THIS CAMPAIGN "So today is just a day that we get to capitlize on the genorous donors of Erie and it helps us to push forward serve more people everyday" ERIN LAYDEN IS WITH THE ERIE CITY MISSION AND SO FAR THE MORE THAN 180 THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS DONATED TO THE MISSION

LAYDEN SAYS THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS CORE PROGRAMS LIKE FEEDING THE HOMELESS, PROVIDING SHELTER AND ADDICTION RECOVERY "I do know from hearing the testimonies of a lot of people that if the Erie City Mission wasn't here, for some of them, it would mean their life When it comes to addictions and what addictions are doing to our city" MEANWHILE, THE ORGANIZATION VOICES FOR INDEPENDENCE WASN'T IN THE TOP FIVE ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAD THE MOST DONATIONS BUT THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR VOICES SAYS EVREY SINGLE DOLLAR COUNTS

"What we utilize the funds for, is it goes directly to our home modification program, so we can go out and help those in our community that are need of home modifications " BY THE END OF THE ERIE GIVES CAMPAIG THE PRESIDENT OF THE ERIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SAYS JUST IN THE FIRST HOU NEARLY 800 THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS RAISED WHICH IS MORE THAN WHAT WAS RAISED DURING THE ENTIRE ERIE GIVES IN 2011 WHEN IT FIRST STARTED ANOTHER NOTABLE ORGANIZATION THAT WAS LEADING IN TERMS OF THE AMOUNT OF DONORS WAS THE HAMOT HEALTH FOUNDATION THEY ANNOUNCED THE DONATIONS FROM TODAY'S CAMPAIGN WOULD GO TO THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES OF THAT TRAGIC HOUSE FIRE COMING UP

SPEED THRILLS THE NEWEST ADDITION TO WALDAMEER TAKES THE WATER SLIDE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

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