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Arizona Gives Day generates more than $2M for local charities

PHOENIX — Generous Arizonans pumped more than $2 million into the coffers of local charities on Tuesday.

The sum was raised on Arizona Gives Day, an annual event that promotes donating. The event is in its third year.

“The generosity of Arizona was on full display as residents virtually linked arms across the state to support the nonprofits who work hard every day all year to make Arizona the place we can be proud to live,” Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, said in a release.

In 2014, Arizonans donated about $1.4 million.

More than 650 charities received donations on Tuesday.