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GE's Bids for Kids Raises Thousands

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In spite of concerns over lost work and lost jobs at GE Transportation, the company continues to show big support for Erie charities.

More than 450 people turned out for GE Transportation's 19th annual Bids for Kids event at the Bayfront Convention Center.

GE's Association of Program Managers, made up of early career employees at the company, organize the event.   A series of silent and live auctions benefit Shriner's Hospital for Children, Make-a-Wish and the Boys and Girls Club of Erie.

"It really helps GE make an impact in the community," said 2014 Event Chair, Drew Morris.  "All of the 3 charities are local to Erie so any money raised goes directly to Erie and stays in Erie."

People were bidding on sports memorabilia, a wine cooler, even time with new GE Transportation President and CEO Russell Stokes.  Last year's event raised $140 thousand, this year organizers say they plan to top that.

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