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Giles Automotive campaign for burned St. Landry Churches exceeds goal

Posted at 12:02 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 13:02:16-04

Giles Automotive says they have exceeded their goal for funds for their Give Back campaign for three churches burned in St. Landry Parish. Donations are still being accepted.

For just over the past 30 days Giles Automotive has been collecting funds for the three historic St. Landry Parish Churches which were recently burned. The campaign, Giles Gives Back to St. Landry Churches, set a goal to raise $50,000 which Giles Automotive would match dollar for dollar for a total donation of $100,000.

The organization says the goal has been more than achieved with donations currently nearing $60,000. Local community and some national contributions that came from as far as California and Oregon have helped.

A total number of donations and a check will be presented early next month.

“The members of our community have really out done themselves, and I want to thank everyone that helped this campaign become an amazing success.” Bob Giles said. “The donations just keep coming, and it has been really touching to see the compassion people all over the country had for what happened in St. Landry Parish. Coming together to help those in need is why Giles Automotive created Giles Gives Back, and it is uplifting to see the community and the nation come together to help rebuild what was taken from the members of these churches.”

Donations can still be made to Giles Gives Back to St. Landry Churches through the IBERIABANK. $50,000 will be contributed by Giles Automotive and all proceeds will be distributed evenly between St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church, and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.