Representatives of the nonprofits, schools and agencies that received a contribution from National Balloon Rally Charities pose for a photo.


National Balloon Rally Charities announced this week that it would donate a total of $125,050 to local nonprofits and other organizations.

The contributions represent a portion of the proceeds from the 2022 Carolina BalloonFest. The majority of the organizations that received funding provided volunteers to help during the three-day festival at the Statesville Regional Airport.

The following organizations received contributions from NBRC:

♦ Yokefellow Ministries
♦ Rotary Club of Statesville 
♦ City of Statesville 
♦ Rainbow Kidz
♦ Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont – Region 5
♦ Statesville Kiwanis 
♦ Veterans of the Piedmont
♦ Forward Family 
♦ Iredell County Partnership for Young Children
♦ Leadership Statesville 
♦ Mitchell Community College
♦ Boy Scout Troop 1314 
♦ Boy Scout Troop 607
♦ Boy Scout Troop 609 
♦ Boy Scout Troop 364
♦ Boy Scout Troop 377
♦ Boy Scout Troop 174
♦ United Way of Iredell County
♦ Mitchell Community College Endowment for Excellence
♦ Mitchell Community College BLET 
♦ NIHS Cheerleaders 
♦ Civil Air Patrol – Iredell Squadron 
♦ Speak Life & Live
♦ Balloon Federation of America (BFA) – Youth Scholarship Program
♦ Crosby Scholars
♦ iCars 

Board Member Directed Contributions

♦ Mitchell Community College Endowment for Excellence
♦ Hendrick Endowment 
♦ Guardian of the Children-Mooresville
♦ Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont
♦ Forward Family
♦ Elder Center Inc.
♦ Fifth Street Ministries 
♦ My Sister’s House 
♦ Harmony Elementary School Library 
♦ LifeSpan Circle School 
♦ Hospice of Iredell County 
♦ Piedmont Folkways
♦ Rotary Club of Statesville