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Brazos Valley comes together this international day of giving

Posted at 6:32 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 12:21:40-05

BRAZOS VALLEY, TX — Giving Tuesday is a day where many can kick off the holidays by helping others.

”Giving Tuesday was established in 2012, it's an 8-year movement and it's all about the "global" movement of generosity on a single day throughout the world,” said Patricia Gerling, President and CEO of the community of the Brazos Valley.

An array of non-profit organizations would usually put on an event together, gathering volunteers to raise donations. This year though, things have taken a real "virtual" twist.

”Bryan-College Station's Habitat for Humanity is holding an online fundraiser you can find on our Facebook page” said Tori Bloodworth , the Marketing Communication Manager with Habitat for Humanity in Bryan College Station. Anyone interested may find said page by clicking here.

For many organizations who depend heavily on volunteer's—this year donations, go a long way.
For their goal, Habitat BCS aims to raise 3,000 dollars this Giving Tuesday; a fundraiser that will run until Dec 6.

”3,000 dollars, it can go a lot further than you think with a habitat home. For example, a roof can cost 2,964 dollars. So if we’re able to reach our goal of 3,000 dollars, then we will literally put a roof over someone's head,” said Bloodworth.

The days' mission is to remind the community there is a lot more to the holiday season than gifts—and that is exactly what the world is showing with their number of donations to local non-profits.

”Overall, donations dipped during the first quarter of 2020, and you know, as the virus rose etc.
But I will tell you, they rebounded in the second quarter and their continuing to do well,” said Gerling.

Other organizations, such as Scotty's House, and Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network are also seeking help from the local Brazos community as well.