Faith Drives Donations in D.C. Region

Faith Drives Donations  in D.C. Region 1

Ron Aira, for The Chronicle

Lynnae Elliotte, with her pastor, the Rev. Henry Davis, at First Baptist Church of Highland Park.

Ask Jimmie Slade how much he gives to his church and you’ll hear a popular answer in Maryland’s Prince George’s County: 10 percent of what he earns.

With nearly 750 churches to serve its population of 871,000, the county, which borders the nation’s capital to the east, features ample opportunity for parishioners to give—and they do.

That’s one reason Washington ranks among the most charitable metropolitan regions in America, with a bigger