Area Residents Give to Greenway Expansion

Give Local Piedmont was a community-wide online giving challenge that sought to inspire folks to make donations of $10 or more to local nonprofits for 24 hours on May 6. Part of a national campaign, Give Local Piedmont supported the effort for Cul­peper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock Counties. And the good news is—it worked!

Not sure what to expect, PEC set a goal to raise $1,500 toward the 1.5 mile extension of the Warrenton Branch Greenway trail. Well, not only was the goal met, it was surpassed by more than $1,000! A total of 48 donations were made toward the trail, totaling $2,725!

We are all impressed and thankful for the generosity of the folks who made a special donation. Last year, PEC pledged to fund the remaining $30,000 to complete the trail’s expansion. And with these recent donations, we have now reached the halfway mark!

If you would like to contribute to the effort, you can send a donation earmarked for the “Warrenton Branch Greenway trail” to PEC at P.O. Box 460, Warrenton, Va. 20188 or visit

This article was featured in our Summer 2014 Member Newsletter, The Piedmont View.