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Cherries for Charity Sets New Record

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A little red fruit has raised a whole lot of green for local non-profits. This year's 31st annual Cherries for Charity event set a new record. Hornbacher's raised $50,000 for two local charities, which is double the amount from last year.

Hornbacher's presented the check to the YWCA of Cass and Clay Counties as well as the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center on Friday.  The amount will be divided equally between the two charities.

"It just provides such great services for Cass and Clay counties because for the smaller rural towns that don't have the support to be able to support these kinds of services for people," says Hornbacher's President Matt Leiseth. "It allows people to be able to come in from the rural areas and really get the support they need."

Cherries for Charity was held at all six Fargo-Moorhead Hornbacher's from July 10-6. Hornbacher's donation 50 cents per pound of cherries sold during that time

"Every year, our great customers show their commitment to our community by supporting the Cherries for Charity campaign," Leiseth said. "We want to say thank you to our customers, as well as our great partner the Fargo-Moorhead Cosmopolitan Club for making this happen. This campaign is always a highlight of our year, and we are excited to present the funding to these two great charities on Friday."

To date, Cherries for Charity has raised over $339,000 for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and the YWCA Cass Clay - over 1.2 million pounds of cherries.  

About Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

 The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center provides confidential advocacy, counseling, and education free of charge to individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. Services are provided free-of-charge to all persons in need of help. Emphasis is placed upon providing education and prevention programs in an effort to change society's attitudes, norms and behaviors in regard to personal violence. For more information, visit raccfm.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/racc.fargomoorhead. 

About YWCA Cass Clay

The YWCA Cass Clay is a nonprofit organization serving women and children facing homelessness in our community. Programs include emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, shelter children's services, education and employment programming, racial justice work and a nationally accredited public childcare center, A Child's World. It is through these programs the YWCA Cass Clay carries out its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For more information, visit ywcacassclay.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ywcacassclay.


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