弗吉尼亚小城为慈善事业筹集大笔资金 分享到
Small Virginia Town Raises Big Bucks for Charity 2019-07-0329836

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, population 503078, a small place with a big heart----536300 dollars in one day, that’s how much money was raised during the second annual Great Community Give fund-raising event organized by the Community Foundation in Harrisonburg.
弗吉尼亚州的哈里森堡,人口数为503078,一个占地小、人心善的地方,筹集了536300美元。 在第二届年度“伟大社区捐助”筹款活动中,哈里森堡社基金会一天之内。
The money was raised entirely online.
这笔钱完全是在网上筹集的。
Donors had the opportunity to give between sunrise and sunset.
捐助者可以在早晨和傍晚之间捐款。
Program officer Amanda Bomfim and other staff members monitored the donations anxiously.
项目负责人Amanda Bomfim和其他工作人员十分紧张地核查捐款活动。
I was feeling very nervous in the beginning.
刚开始的时候,我觉得很紧张。
Our our original goal was 333000 so as you know that’s a lot of money.
我们最初的目标是333000美元,这是一笔很大的数目。
And I was anxious because I wanted it to be a success and I wanted all of the nonprofits to to benefit from the Great Community Give.
所以我很担心,因为我希望该活动取得成功,希望所有的非营利部门都能从“伟大社区捐助”活动中受益。
Foundations executive director Revlan Hill says her neighbors support this mission.
基金会执行董事Revlan Hill说,她的邻居们都很支持该活动。
I think everyone wants to do good, you know, you have a sick neighbor, you take them a pie.
我觉得每个人都想做好事,假如你有一个生病的邻居,你就会送馅饼给他。
You have a need down the street, you try to help.
街边要是有人需要帮助,你就会想帮忙。
So the great community, it really is a way for all of us in the community to help do something magnificent together.
所以对我们社区中的所有人来说,这个伟大社区的确是一种共同创造美好事物的方式。
You know just as two people are stronger than one, thousands of people in the community are stronger together.
你知道,两个人的力量总比一个人强大,社区中成千上万的人在一起更强大。
89 local nonprofit organizations signed up for financial help.
有89个当地的非营利组织签署了财务援助声明。
The Arts Council of the valley, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting local art, got 27240 dollars in donations.
山谷艺术委员会是一个致力于促进和支持当地艺术发展的非营利组织,该组织在捐赠活动中获得了27240美元。
This community supports the Arts and recognizes that the Arts truly are vital to to a city, to a community because they add to the quality of life and people around here understand that.
这个社区支持艺术,并认识到艺术对于城市和社区来说真的是至关重要,因为艺术提升了生活质量,周围的人都明白这一点。
Another nonprofit called Our Community Place received 31600 dollars in donations.
另一个名为“Our Community place”的非营利组织收到了31600美元的捐款。
They provide free meals to the homeless as well as nurture and counsel them as they seek jobs.
他们为无家可归者提供免费膳食,并在寻找工作时为他们提供培训和建议。
Anyone in the world is welcome to come in.
我们欢迎任何人来这里。
We specifically try to serve folks who are either homeless or just struggling with something going on in their life.
我们特别想为那些无家可归或正在经历挣扎生活的人们提供服务。
So we try to offer services that are useful to them like free meals and hot showers, laundry services, things like that.
因此,我们尝试提供对他们有用的服务,如免费餐饮、热水淋浴、洗衣服务等。
We have plenty of people who just come in just to hang out to because they enjoy the fellowship.
有很多人来我们这儿只是想来看看,因为他们喜欢和大家待一起。
The community foundation showcases a great example of people coming together to help their neighbors and how even small donations can add up.
社区基金会呈现了一个很好的例子,人们聚集在一起帮助他们的邻居,以及小捐款也可以汇集成大数目。
Veiya Harigen in Harrisonburg ,Virginia,VOA News.
弗吉尼亚州,哈里森堡,美国之音,Veiya Harigen报道。

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