Richland Gives, the annual fundraising effort for dozens of area non-profits in conjunction with the Richland County Foundation, showed one thing clearly during its 12 hour run on Tuesday:
The Mansfield and Richland County community is alive, well, and cares about its future.
According to its website, the official total at the end of the day reflected a staggering $163,046 generated from 472 donors and 743 total donations.
The top three vote-getters in the two primary categories at the end of the 12 hours were as follows:
For organizations with budgets over $250,000:
For smaller organizations:
The tallies will be updated online as additional gifts are made; as of Wednesday morning, the total exceeded $172,000. A list of all donation recipients can be found here on the Richland Gives website.