With the help of more than 70,000 drivers, the Dulles Greenway set records during its 12th annual Drive For Charity campaign yesterday.
During the annual program, all toll collections for the 24-hour period are earmarked to be donated to six area charities and to provide Greenway scholarships to a graduate from each of Loudoun’s public high schools. Yesterday’s campaign set a record, with $348,000 in donations
“Each year I’m amazed by the support from the local drivers and the media,” said Terry Hoffman, public and customer relations manager of the Dulles Greenway, in announcing the results. “The Drive for Charity funds will make a huge difference in the lives of those who are in need throughout Loudoun County.”
The 70,761 vehicles using the privately owned toll road yesterday was the highest Drive for Charity day traffic total for the event. Over the past 12 years, the Drive for Charity raised more than $3 million.
This year, beneficiaries are the March of Dimes, National Capital Area; Every Citizen Has Opportunities; the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter; Fresh Air/Full Care; the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy; and the Loudoun Free Clinic.