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The heat will be on at Ada Jenkins 

Dec. 1. By Dave Vieser. Central heat is coming back to the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson, thanks to a quick fundraising effort which brought in more than $10,000. Staff and volunteers have been using donated space heaters after a 1950s era boiler failed.

“I’m happy to say that we met, even exceeded our goal,” said Communications Coordinator Nicole Plavnick. “Our initial fundraising goal was $10,000, so with these generous donations and our continued partnership with the Town of Davidson, we’ll have the boiler patched to working order by the end of December. In the meantime, staff are using donated space heaters to keep the building comfortable for client-partners, students and volunteers.”

The fund drive raised a total of $10,749, which will enable the center to repair the heating system by the end of this month.

The average donation was $115, the last 20 percent or so came in on “Giving Tuesday” this week.

Ada Jenkins is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization helping those in poverty break the cycle and gain economic independence. It is a model for community centers in the region.