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Area author keeps donating to societies

January 24, 2014

Local historical buildings, like the Summit Baptist Church in Coventry, are run by historical societies through the assistance of donations. File Photo.

COVENTRY—For the second straight year, local author Ray Wolf has taken the proceeds of his books and donated them to various non-profit historical societies throughout the valley.

Last year, with the help of a matching donation from Centreville Bank, Wolf donated $1,670 to four different historical societies: Pawtuxet Valley Historical Society, Western Rhode Island Civic Preservation Society, the Coventry Historical Society and the Hope Historical Society.

Although the bank decided not to match his donations this year, Wolf said he was able to raise more money from his books this year with the help of his fans; equaling $1,025.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the people that bought the books,” he said. “The people who bought the books really donated the money and I feel that without them I wouldn’t have the money. It also wouldn’t have been possible without Coventry Credit Union and Centreville Bank selling my books at their branches.”

Wolf explained that he belongs to approximately eight different historical societies throughout the state, but will only be donating to those four.

He said the money will be split four ways and allocated into the society’s general fund. Because each society is run entirely on donations and fundraisers, the money collected from Wolf will be used in a variety of ways.

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