Give 270, a local nonprofit, raises $22,138 for the Elizabethtown Police Foundation (EPF) after hosting its first charitable gaming fundraiser. The proceeds bring Give 270’s overall giving from its inception in 2016 to nearly $200,000.
The Five Whiskey WInners Raffle featured prizes of rare whiskeys including the 2020 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, a five-bottle collection that is no longer available on store shelves. Raffle participants lived all over the nation including the second place winner who lives in Oregon.
“Elizabethtown Police Foundation is a worthy recipient of these funds and and we are thankful for their partnership as we executed our very first bourbon raffle,” said Give 270 Board Chair Eric Clemens. “EPF is an important resource to our local police department. They provide funding to support our police officers, improve community safety, and raise funds to better prepare our officers in times of crisis.”
At the July 23 check presentation, Give 270 Co-founder Kenny Rambo joined Clemens to present the proceeds check to EPF board members and Elizabethtown Police Department officers.
“We are so grateful for this contribution and the work of Give 270 to make this fundraising possible,” said Brian Kerr, president of the Kerr Workplace Solutions and EPF Board Chair. “We are excited to put this to work to benefit our Elizabethtown Police Department. This funding will help enhance community safety by providing resources and training to our officers.”
The Elizabethtown Police Foundation encourages and supports the Elizabethtown Police Department in three principal ways: investing in projects, research studies and equipment to improve police activities; funding education and training to strengthen the partnership between the police and the public; and supporting officers, staff and their families in times of crisis.
Give 270 is a local 501(c)(3) crowdfunding organization that raises money to benefit projects and organizations in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties. Give 270 also hosts the Eric and Joe Show and other fundraising events. To date, Give 270 has raised $195,514.90 for local worthwhile causes in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.
“Give 270 is passionate about finding creative ways to support immediate and long-term needs in our local communities,” said Give 270 Co-founder Kenny Rambo. “Charitable gaming is another tool we now have in our fundraising toolkit to connect local donors and benefactors with the causes that deserve their support, thus creating a community that truly helps each other in times of need.”
Learn more about Give 270 and find out about its next raffle beginning August 1 at give270.org.