FRESNO, CALIF. – The one-month campaign to raise funds for Fresno County charities on the frontlines of coronavirus met and exceeded its goal, delivering more than $1 million.
The campaign, led by Fresno Mayor-Elect Jerry Dyer and administered by the Valley Future Foundation, raised $574,294.23.
A group of local business and community leaders issued the challenge for the campaign by offering to match contributions from the public up to $500,000.
In sum, $1,074,294.23 will be delivered to 23 organizations in Fresno County.
- 1,037 individual contributions were made to GiveHelpNow during its 35-day run.
- The average public donation to the campaign was $549.45.
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“People either rise up and support one another or people rise up and blame one another,” Dyer said. “It’s time for us as a community to not blame anyone but to support and encourage each other in this time of crisis. And that’s what we’re doing today.”