By Madeline Carino
Meridian Times staff writer
Human Services Specialist Darla Jackson said the goal was to raise $1,000. Three hours and 40 bowlers later, “Strike Out for a Cause” raised $1,132. The proceeds will be added to the Community Resources Commission (CRC) Emergency Needs Fund. City Limits East Bowling Center hosted the fundraiser on Saturday, March 29.
The CRC Emergency Needs Fund helps Meridian Residents in financial crisis. In 2013, the CRC served 475 households and helped prevent 40 families from becoming homeless. This is the first year the CRC has held an additional fundraiser along with the annual GolfFest. In recent years, there has been a higher demand for emergency financial assistance in Meridian Township. As a result, the Emergency Needs Fund is low and the CRC decides to hold the additional “Strike Out for a Cause” Fundraiser.