May 5, 2021

Chris Sokoloski, Coastal Observer

Virtual donations top $2 million in 36 hours

Fifty nonprofits that work with residents of Georgetown County got a $2 million boost this week.

The fifth annual Palmetto Giving Day, hosted by the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, raised $2.1 million during a 36-hour fundraising marathon on Tuesday and Wednesday. The amount of money raised and number of donations, 3,704 set a record for the annual event.

“We are so proud of these 50 organizations and the work they’ve done and the generous people who have chosen to support us,” Geales Sands, executive director of Bunnelle Foundation, said. “It has just been amazing.”

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