Local organizations get ready for Giving Tuesday

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Black Friday is behind us, and Cyber Monday is wrapping up. Giving Tuesday is the next event on the calendar.

Giving Tuesday is when people are asked to give to charities and other groups in the community. One of the non-profit organizations hoping to get financial help is Sound Rivers.

On Giving Tuesday, Sound Rivers is launching a two-week campaign, with a generous donor matching every gift up to $15,000. COVID-19 is halting many of Sound Rivers’ in-person fundraisers this year, meaning river keepers are relying on contributions to continue their work. 

“Everything that is donated to Sound Rivers will go towards funding the work of the river keepers and our environmental projects coordinator, said Jill Howell, the Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper. “So that means protecting and monitoring the whole Tar-Pamlico River basins and doing some work related to create stormwater infrastructure and maintaining the Tar-Pamlico water trail.”

Donations will also go towards addressing any issues, like sewer spills, that come up in the Tar, Pamlico and Neuse rivers. If you would like to donate to Sound Rivers, click here.

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