ARDEN,NC – The Cliffs Communities residents at Walnut Cove in Arden, N.C., raised more than $50,000 for local charities through an auction and a charity golf event last month. “It tells you something about the people we have here at Walnut Cove that we tripled the $16,000 we raised last year,” said Koni Findlay, co-chair of the event. The monies are channeled through the Eblen Charities Foundation.
Individual charities will be selected by a joint associations committee, with a focus to help specific projects in need, including support for the arts and children’s initiatives. Charities supported in the past two years include Asheville Performing Arts Center, Eliada Homes for Children, First Responders, MANNA Food Bank, Riverlink, WCCJ Women at Risk and the Western North Carolina Rescue Mission.
“We are pleased to be able to raise this kind of money to help those in need in our community, especially in these economic times. My concern now is, what can we do to top this next year?”
For more information on the Walnut Cove Members Charitable Association, contact Bill Murdock at (828) 255-3066, ext. 29, or write to [email protected]