Texoma Gives raises money in Lawton

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - An online fundraising event for dozens of local organizations happened Thursday in Lawton.

Texoma Gives benefits roughly 30 organizations in the Lawton area, including Family Promise of Lawton, the United Way and the Armed Services YMCA.

"It helps the community recognize there are so many organizations that are working within the community to make the community a better place," said David Towe with Lawton Ambucs.

Towe said Texoma Gives is an extremely important event for each organization involved.

"What's so important about this one day is there are several national and local foundations that are providing matching grants so we have the opportunity to take the dollars we raise today and make them even larger with these matching grants," Towe said.

Donating is simple online at Texoma Gives Dot Org. Just go to the website, click on "Give Back" and then find the organization you'd like to donate to and click the donate button. Whether you're a first-time donor or a regular, Towe said your donation means a lot.

"We all search for opportunities to give back to our community and certainly those people who are not currently involved in organizations, this could be a step that they could take to provide some dollars that would certainly benefit many," Towe said.

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