SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — Silver Spring topped GoFundMe’s checklist of most beneficiant cities of their annual giving report of 2020. This report has been occurring for round 4 years.
“It’s an affirmation of who we’re as a neighborhood,” mentioned Reemberto Rodriguez, the director of the Silver Spring area.
This checklist relies off of donations per capita from completely different cities across the nation.
“What we’ve seen this yr is only a large outpouring of help from silver spring for small companies that had been going through having closures due to shelter in place order, and in addition everybody coming round to rally round nay households that had been experiencing losses this yr,” mentioned Heidi Hagberg with GoFundMe.
“Tales like this are advised ten instances over all through Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Lengthy Department, 4 Corners… and these are neighborhoods the place folks genuinely care,” mentioned Rodriguez.
Silver Spring was joined by Rockville within the high 10, marking two cities in Maryland as a number of the most beneficiant within the nation.
“Rockville is a spot the place neighbors assist one another, we pleasure ourselves on that and other people transfer right here and keep right here due to it,” Marylou Berg, the director of communication at Rockville mentioned in an e-mail.
Regardless of being hit arduous by COVID-19 and different points, folks had been nonetheless capable of give again in Silver Spring and Rockville in addition to all through the nation.
“Regardless of the hardships that all of us have confronted, folks actually got here collectively and had this demonstration of hope,” mentioned Hagberg.
Rodriguez mentioned, “We dwell right here. These are our neighbors, this isn’t some theoretical different continent stuff. The truth that we’re a giving neighborhood implies that the oldsters who can are doing that.”