Fundraising drive exceeds goal of $200,000 in 24 hours.
Nearly 3,700 people donated $319,333 for 75 participating Alexandria nonprofits on Wednesday during Spring2Action, a 24-hour online fundraising drive presented by Virginia Commerce Bank and put on by ACT for Alexandria and ACTion Alexandria. The event surpassed its fundraising goal of $200,000 and its donor goal of 2,000. Three Alexandria restaurants hosted “give-togethers” at different times on Wednesday. The events, held at The Uptowner, Bittersweet and Pork Barrel BBQ, gave people representing different nonprofits a chance to compete for donors.