By Evamarie Socha
The Daily Item
— Raise the Region 2013 takes place today, a 24-hour online event to help the communities in Valley counties raise funds for their local non-profit organizations. Local groups involved include Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, Union-Snyder Agency on Aging and CareerLink in Sunbury.
Sponsored by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, Raise the Region began at midnight and goes until 11:59 p.m. tonight.
There are 161 organizations from Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. A minimum $25 is needed for each tax-deductible contribution.
The contributions will be matched by Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, which has pledged $125,000 to the cause.
To contribute, go to www.raisetheregion.org to donate.