First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the dates for the 2016 Raise the Region. The 30-Hour fundraising event for non-profits in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties will take place March 9-10, 2016.
Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has generously donated $150,000 to be used as stretch funds again this year. Larson Design Group, Walmart and M&T Bank have also renewed their support as prize sponsors.
Raise the Region
March 9, 2016 begins at 6PM
campaign ends on March 10, 2016 at Midnight
Raise the Region is an initiative of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to promote the work of local nonprofits in our region. This event increases individual funding to nonprofits through a concentrated, online day of giving campaign that reaches each community supported by a participating nonprofit.
Sojourner Truth Ministries will again be participating
in this fund raiser so stay tuned for more information.
If you have ever been to Sojourner Truth Ministries, then there is a pretty good chance you have met and worked with Pastor Derek Smith, and his daughter Derecia Bailey. Derek is the husband, and Derecia the daughter, of the STM Director Pastor Velinda Webb-Smith. The three of them spend many hours a day, seven days a week, to make STM the successful ministry that it has become.
Pastor Derek and Derecia were co-awarded the Sojourner Truth Ministries’ Volunteer of the Year at the 2015 Annual Appreciation Banquet and Board Meeting held Sunday night November 15th at the STM church on High Street in Williamsport. Both father and daughter have volunteered endless hours to this ministry helping the disenfranchised, the homeless, and lonely of any age or culture in the local Williamsport and Lycoming County area.