Riesbeck’s becomes lead charity partner

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Riesbeck Food Markets Inc., has signed on as a lead sponsor for the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley, officials from the regional grocery store chain and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley have announced.

Jane Dombroski, store events coordinator for Riesbeck’s, presented a check for $2,500 to the Susie Nelson, foundation executive director, to help with the event.

“Riesbeck’s is very excited to be part of the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley. We think this is a terrific opportunity for Ohio Valley businesses to partner with CFOV to raise money and awareness for our area nonprofits,” said Dombroski.

Nelson said the foundation was happy to receive the support.

“We’re grateful for this partnership and hope Riesbeck’s can lead the way for other area businesses to support our event on May 6. We’re pleased so many area businesses have joined our effort,” she said.

Other sponsors for the event include WesBanco Inc., West Virginia Northern Community College, Paull Associates, Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, Huntington Bank, American Electric Power, Lamar Advertising, WTRF-TV and Quaker Steak and Lube.

“We appreciate all our sponsors who are making this event possible,” Nelson added.

The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley is an online giving event that will empower the people of the Ohio Valley to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 24 hours.

The event begins at midnight on May 6 and ends at 11:59 p.m. During these hours, all dollars raised through the community foundation’s giving website (GiveOV.org), will be amplified by a funding pool from local sponsors. The foundation has committed $20,000 for a pool of incentive dollars and hopes to raise more through community partnerships by May 6.

“Our goal for the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley is to reach new donors and show them how important it is to give to local causes. We want to use this opportunity to build a new generation of philanthropists for our community,” said Nelson.

For information on sponsoring the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley, contact the foundation at (304) 242-3144 or info@cfov.org. Updates about the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley can be found on the foundation’s Facebook page facebook.com/CommunityFoundationOhioValley.