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City hopes to raise money for nonprofits; turn the town green

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The city of Danville kicked off a fund-raising initiative Thursday evening to help raise money for local non-profits that have been “on the front line of defense” during the COVID-19 pandemic, and at the same time is hoping to turn the city green.

On Friday, Danville had a supply of 2,000 green light bulbs to give to local residents and businesses, said Mayor Mike Perros in his announcement on the steps of city hall Thursday evening. “Together, with your support, we want to light our town in green in a powerful movement of solidarity and sympathy,” Perros said.

“Lighting up our homes and businesses green will bring a sense of unity during this difficult time.”

The city is asking for a donation of at least $5 per light bulb. If it’s plan is successful, “It should raise at least $10,000 for our local non-profits that have been on the front line of defense – providing critical resources and services as we continue to navigate our way through this unprecedented time and deal with extraordinary challenges,” Perros said.

To get one, or a few green bulbs, you may contact any member of the city commission; or call city hall at (859) 238-1200 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, and the staff will bring the light bulbs out to your vehicle when you stop by the building, located at 445 West Main Street.

Cash or checks, payable to the city of Danville, will be accepted.

Tonight (Friday) from 6 to 8 p.m., city commissioners will be in front of Danville City Hall giving out the bulbs to people as they drive through.

Suggested minimum donation is $5 per bulb. The money raised will be divided equally and each commissioner will present a check to the charity of their choice that has consistently been on the front lines throughout the pandemic.