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2016 Giving Hearts Day receives record amount of donations

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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Preliminary Numbers for this year's Giving Hearts Day are in.

Over $8.2 million were raised for the 326 charities participating in the event.

More than 37,000 donations helped surpass last year's amount of $6.9 million.

The top three charity fundraisers were Oak Grove Lutheran School, Churches United for the Homeless, and YWCA Cass Clay.

Official stats will be released after everything is verified.  

Cassandra Rohlfing

After working part time at WDAY-TV during her college career, Cassandra – who goes by Cassie, joined the WDAY news team full-time in January as an Online Editor/Weekend Producer. She switched over to Reporter/Multimedia Journalist in June and is excited to work on stories you want to see!  She was born and raised on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, ND and is part Turtle Mountain Chippewa. Cassie graduated from  North Dakota State University in December of 2015 with a degree in Journalism, and an emphasis in Broadcasting. Cassie bleeds green and gold and is an avid Bison Football fan who attended every home game in her college career, thanks to being a part of the Gold Star Marching Band. Her hobbies include binge watching TV shows on Netflix, attempting to work out, and getting outside when she can. If you have any questions/story ideas feel free to email or call. 

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