Originally published Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 08:53p.m.

Yet another company has chosen to donate to Yavapai Silent Witness in an effort to battle the fentanyl scourge that has made itself known in Yavapai County.

BloomTree Realty made a $500 donation to the nonprofit on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

At the company’s request, the money will be used by Silent Witness to award tipsters whose anonymous information leads to the arrest of fentanyl dealers in the area.

The Daily Courier has publicly supported this effort as well, having donated $10,000 to Yavapai Silent Witness in November for the same purpose.

While accepting the check from BloomTree Realty on behalf of Yavapai Silent Witness Director Chris Wilson, Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher — whose office helps to fund Yavapai Silent Witness — noted that tips to Silent Witness in recent weeks have increased substantially in part due to advertised cash awards provided when the tip leads to an arrest.

“Sheriff Mascher and Director Wilson truly appreciate the contribution from BloomTree Realty as the fight to keep this poison off the street continues,” said Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Dwight D’Evelyn.