The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 12, 2013

Today's the day to Raise the Region, give to fave non-profit

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.