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Gloucester school employees raise money for charity

Gloucester County Public Schools raised $7,258 in recent fund drives to benefit United Way agencies and the GCPS Educational Foundation. Of the total, $4,908 will go to United Way agencies and $2,350 to the foundation, according to fund drive director Craig Smith.

The amount raised was short of the campaign’s goal of $10,000 and less than the $8,590 raised last year. The majority of the donors were at Bethel Elementary where $1,734 was raised, with $1,494 for United Way agencies and $240 for the foundation.

Of the amount raised for the United Way agencies, $2,346 was designated for the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula. In amounts designated for individual agencies, $380 went to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, $350 to the Gloucester-Mathews Housing Partnership and $300 each to Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Riverside Walter Reed Hospice. Also, $280 was designated for Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue, $255 for Gloucester Arts on Main, $220 for the Glouceste...

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