YWCA Bristol Wins Contest Funding

BRISTOL, Tenn - The YWCA in Bristol, Tennessee has a reason to celebrate this weekend.

Friday, July 25 the YWCA won the First Tennessee Foundation's 150 Days of Giving non-profit contest, granting the organization $5,000 in funding.

YWCA Bristol is the 123rd winner to be declared, joining the victor's circle with 11 other regional charities.

More than 1,000 organizations state-wide are enrolled in the contest, which grants $5,000 each day for 150 days to the organization who receives the most cumulative votes by midnight.

Sidney Burns, YWCA event and executive administrator, says they are so humbled by everyone who took time to vote.

"It was absolutely a community effort," said Burns. "We are just so pleased that everyone decided to vote for us, and that we won."

Burns tells News Five that the money will go towards marketing and to fill other needs.

"We have several programs that currently operate at full capacity," said Burns. "So there is definitely some financial needs that the money can go towards."

The 150 Days of Giving contest will continue through August 21.  To continue voting for other local non-profits, visit www.150daysofgiving.com.

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