Big Give Gage blows by 300 grand

BEATRICE – This year’s Big Give Gage donation drive ended up being a record-setter, raising $319,164 over a 24-hour period.

The funding will go to more than sixty non-profit entities that serve a variety of needs.

The top five organizations in terms of money donated to them were…

  • Wymore-Blue Springs Area Fund              $42,779
  • Adams Rescue                         $41,671
  • Adult and Teen Challenge Women ‘s Center $30,495
  • Southeast Nebraska YMCA Foundation $22,150
  • Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation $22,005

Organizations among the top five in terms of the number of donations included…

  • Wymore-Blue Springs Area Fund 171
  • Hope Crisis Center 149
  • Adult and Teen Challenge Women’s Center 127
  • Beatrice Humane Society 112
  • Beatrice Community Food Pantry 100

Donors could make their contributions online or at the Big Give Gage headquarters site, at the Vintage Venue.