Foundation of Roanoke Valley sees success after first Roanoke Valley Gives day

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The Roanoke Valley showed its generosity during the first Roanoke Valley Gives day.

One-hundred-twenty-five non-profit organizations raised a total of $369,196.

The Foundation of Roanoke Valley, which organized the online campaign, greatly exceeded its goal to raise $150,000.

The Rescue Mission of Roanoke led all organizations by raising $56,175, while the Roanoke Catholic School came in second raising $38,200.

The Foundation of Roanoke Valley said it's pleased regarding the turnout.

"It has been surreal," said Carly Oliver, with the Foundation for Roanoke Valley. "Our foundation staff and board members have been extremely excited. We just never thought the community would come together this year and raise so much money."

The foundation says you can look forward to another Roanoke Valley Gives day next year.