Big Bear, CA, May 9, 2014 – The Give BIG San Bernardino County 24 hour web-a-thon was a huge success, raising a total of $548,214 for 262 non-profits throughout our county. Supervisor James Ramos spearheaded the effort to have this online give day to support the local non-profits that serve the communities of San Bernardino County. He also personally pledged $1500 to the Third District non-profit with the highest number of donors. That honor went to Big Bear’s own Lighthouse Project.

Big Bear was well represented in the campaign and took the top three spots in number of individual donors. The Lighthouse Project had the most donors overall and raised the second most amount of money in the entire county. The Big Bear Valley AAUW Tech Trek Program and the Education Trust were second and third in number of unique donors. All three received extra funds due to their donor numbers and random drawings made throughout the 24 hour campaign.

With the success of this year’s day of giving, Supervisor Ramos hopes to continue Give BIG in the future, increasing the amount of money raised for these non-profits which bring us a variety of services from education to healthcare to recreation and culture.