The Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative recently announced that the Blue Ridge Fest raised $144,000, which was distributed to 12 local nonprofit organizations in Greenville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties who assist with food, shelter, clothing and health care.
Although the festival was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organization raised money through sponsors and raffle ticket sales.
“The 12 charities were selected last fall, and our employees remained committed to raising funds for them, especially during such a time of need,” said Blue Ridge Electric Co-op CEO Jim Lovinggood. “This year was very different. No classic cars, music, food or crowds. However, it reaffirms our sponsors’ and community’s unwavering commitment to helping neighbors in need. We look forward to being able to properly thank our donors and invite them to join our charities and employees for a celebration event.”
The chosen charities for 2020 include:
- A Child’s Haven
- CFK Inc.
- Feed a Hungry Child
- Foothills Alliance
- Foothills Care Center
- Golden Corner Food Pantry
- Grace’s Closet
- Hospice of the Upstate
- North Greenville Crisis Ministry
- Oconee Presbyterian Service Fund
- Service Dogs for Veterans
- United Christian Ministries
The charities received checks in June 2020.
For more information, visit blueridgefest.com.