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Garco Construction donated $28,000 to the Christmas Fund

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

Garco Construction generously donated $28,000 to the 2016 Christmas Fund, but was inadvertently left off the list of donors.

The omission doesn’t change the near-record total of $540,073.39 raised to benefit the Christmas Bureau last year, since the money was credited to the fund by The Spokesman-Review accounting department.

Garco is a long-time Christmas Fund donor.

“As we have for nearly 40 years, we at Garco Construction are pleased to be able to give back to this community that has been responsible for much of our success,” company officials said in the letter accompanying the donation. The letter noted that $6,950 of the money donated came from Garco employees.

The Spokesman-Review collects money through the Christmas Fund and distributes it equally to Catholic Charities of Spokane and Volunteers of America. Those organizations host the Christmas Bureau each December, distributing toys, books and grocery vouchers to needy families. The 2016 Christmas Bureau served more than 26,000 people in 7,500 households.

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