Huron, Erie counties rank in bottom third of state when it comes to giving

Aaron Krause • Sep 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Huron Countians are not among the state's most generous givers -- at least according to recently released statistics.

Based on those figures, Huron County ranked 71st out of Ohio's 88 counties, according to a report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The Washington D.C.-based publication obtained tax records from the IRS for 2008, the most recent year for which such data were available. In a report titled "How America Gives," The Chronicle of Philanthropy examined income levels and the sums claimed in charitable contributions for taxpayers in each zip code.

For Huron County, contributions totaled $10.8 million. That placed the county 1,127th out of 3,115 U.S. counties for which The Chronicle of Philanthropy has data.

Erie County ranked 64th among Ohio's 88 counties, with total contributions at $17.4 million. Erie County ranked 852nd out of 3,115 U.S. counties.

Pick up a copy of Wednesday's Reflector to read a related story, which includes comments from Linda Bersche, executive director of the Norwalk Area United Fund; Norwalk Salvation Army Capt. Dianna Morales; Don Bercheck, treasurer of the Norwalk Area Food bank; and Julie Chase-Morefield, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.

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