Volunteers "jailed" to raise money for muscular dystrophy
YAKIMA, Wash.-- Over 200 volunteers in Yakima were "arrested" from their workplaces and "jailed" outside Gasparetti's restaurant today until they could raise enough money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
After spending time behind bars they called people across the community looking for donations.
The money goes to help kids with the disorder go to summer camp and also pay for medical costs and equipment. Muscular dystrophy causes muscle loss or weakening over time.
Volunteers came out to help for a number of reasons.
"You get to do something for someone that's... You know, really needs the assistance," says Volunteer Daniel Beck.
"I've got a younger brother who passed away of muscular dystrophy when he was in his 20s. So, the cause is special to me," says Volunteer Terryl Way.
While the event is now over you can still donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association on their website, here.