PLAINS TOWNSHIP — In the past few weeks, Newswatch 16 told you about a number of non-profit groups in our area struggling to make ends meet for those in need. But on Wednesday, twenty-four organizations in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties received total of $55,000 in donations.
Check after check after check handed out during a luncheon at the Woodlands near Wilkes-Barre. It was a total of $55,000 spread among 24 nonprofit organizations. The money comes from M&T Bank.
“Most charities always have more demand for their services than they can provide. So I think any amount that anyone can give provides that extra boost,” said M&T Bank Regional President Phil Johnson.
M&T officials said the bank had an excess of money in this year’s budget, so they decided to donate it. It was a better gift than the Wilkes-Barre YMCA executive director could have asked for.