The children of Indy Moms received a tour of The Salvation Army’s disaster services canteen Saturday, Dec.12 by The Salvation Army’s own Major Richard Amick. The Indy Moms organization is helping with the second day of Radiothon. Today’s Radiothon fundraising emphasis is for children. This is the second year Indy Moms is helping with this event.
The Moms will be standing outside the Emmis Communications building ringing bells and collecting toys for The Salvation Army’s Kids Toy Shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with their pink kettle. The Moms are getting a good response from those passing by. One mom received a donation of $200.
Indy Mom’s Epha Riche has helped organize Indy Moms participation for the event, with a goal of helping kids by helping The Salvation Army.
“You just want to help every kid,” said Riche about being apart of the fundraising.
Riche and other Indy Moms were surprised to learn that the average age of homeless children is 9. “That statistic speaks to moms,” said Riche.