Thanks to all our generous donors, #GivingTuesday was a huge success! We raised $4,085 from the community, allowing us to fully leverage our challenge gifts of $3,800, for a grand total of $7,885 to support residents like Shirley and Darlene and Junior. They are seniors who live at Pleasant Hills in Bristol and live on fixed incomes. They don't have to worry about their rent increasing because Pleasant Hills has a contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide rental assistance. ACCT is partnering with Housing Vermont to bring the nearly 40-year-old property up to today's standards. We would not have the capacity to take on these kinds of projects were it not from the generous support of the community.
For the second year in a row, RK Miles, Silver Maple Construction, and Millbridge Construction are showing their support for affordable housing by generously matching gifts to ACCT on Giving Tuesday, which around here we like to call "Giving Roofsday." RK Miles will match gifts up to a total donation of $2,000, Silver maple will match up to $500, and Millbridge will match up to $300. Additionally, this year, and anonymous donor from Bridport has offered up a $1,000 challenge gift! We at ACCT are awed by this support and will need a great turnout from the community to take advantage of this $3,800 challenge, so if you're grateful for having a roof over your head this Thanksgiving, please give that gift to someone else in your community by making a donation of any size this Giving Tuesday, November 27, and share with your friends and neighbors on social media using the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #GivingRoofsday!
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