Thirty-five local first responder organizations have received grants totaling more than $130,000 from the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund at the Washington County Community Foundation. The grants will help purchase a variety of items including rescue tools, personal protective equipment, and firearms, as well as support critical facility upgrades.
In the seven years that the Washington County Community Foundation has sponsored its annual day of giving, WCCF Gives, $5.3 million has been raised to support charities in Washington County. For many charities, WCCF Gives has become their primary activity to secure annual operating support. However, in 2020, WCCF Gives will likely take on an even more critical role, as this event may determine if some local charities will be able to survive.