POWERBALL WINNER DAVE HONEYWELL’S CHARITY DONATIONS
The Dave and Nancy Honeywell Fund has donated $4 million to the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, so that they can ensure the money gets properly used.
Nine local organisations have shared in $266,800 so far given by the Foundation. Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Efforts (SERVE) have received $60,000 to start building a warehouse for the food donations they receive. At the moment they are piled up in offices and any available space. $60,000 has also been donated to the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity which is one of the Honeywell’s special projects. It was the first project they mentioned when they knew of their lottery win thanks to their lucky Powerball numbers.
$30,000 each has gone to the Micah Ecumenical Ministries and the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries. The latter helps people with disabilities to acquire skills, so that they can be employed and self supporting. They have put the money towards a new technology lending library, where people can try out different computers, keyboards, adjustable chairs and other products.
Powerball winners Dave and Nancy Honeywell are certainly ensuring that their money is being put to good use and have shied away from media attention since their win.
It isn’t uncommon for big winners to want to keep themselves to themselves as $228.4 million winner Vinh Nguyen showed when he only released a brief statement following his September 2014 draw and requested privacy.