Largest Assemblage of Non-Profit Groups in Hampton Roads History Gathers at Fort Monroe
From Habitat for Humanity, the Virginia Zoo, Edmarc Hospice for Children and the Salvation Army, organizations from as far away as the Eastern Shore gathered together at the Fort Monroe Bandstand on March 18th to raise awareness for Give Local 757.
Adorned with signs, costumes, and four-legged friends, nearly 500 representatives from more than 130 local organizations participated in a commercial shoot led by WVEC Channel 13, alongside Bob Harper Photography and the Daily Press.This event was held in preparation for the region’s larger event, Give Local 757. Groups could be seen being photographed and interviewed about their organization and their participation in this year’s event.
From midnight to midnight on May 3, 2016, everyone can be a philanthropist by logging on to www.GiveLocal757.org through their smart phone or computer and make a small or large financial donation to one or more of their favorite groups. This annual event, part of the nation-wide Give Local America event, raised more than $430,000 in 2015 for our local area. This year, ourselves along with the Hampton Roads and Peninsula community foundations hope to hit a million dollars.
Photo credit: The Daily Press