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Giles matching donations up to $50,000 for St. Landry churches

Posted at 10:33 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 23:33:00-04

A local company has promised to match donations up to $50,000 for three St. Landry Parish churches.

Last Week, Giles Automotive announced that promise at the start of their 30-day Giles Give Back campaign.

This year’s campaign is focusing on raising funds for the three historic churches burned in St. Landry Parish.

The details of the campaign were announced at a press conference on Friday, April 12 at Opelousas City Hall. Read here.

Giles Automotive says that they will match donations made during the 30 days of the campaign dollar for dollar up to $50,000.

Donations can be made through IBERIABANK to Giles Gives Back to St. Landry Churches. At the end of the campaign, all funds collected will be divided between the three churches.

A gofundme page which has recently gained national attention is on its way to reaching its goal of $1.8 million. That money will be distributed among those churches.

Gofundme for St. Landry churches exceeds $500K