Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Raised in Just One Day
They're calling it a historic day in Mason County. The community brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations in just one day. The Community Foundation in Mason County hosted their first ever “Donation Match Day,” matching at least 50 cents for every dollar raised for local non-profits. The event was a massive success. At the end of the day, $350,000 were donated back into the community. The Foundation hopes to be able to do another event like this in the next few years. 9&10's Alex Jokich and photojournalist Joel Deaner have the story.