Fundraiser bails out fake criminals, helps Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is raising money in a unique way for a walk-in fridge/freezer.

Posted: Apr 10, 2019 4:41 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2019 7:17 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vigo County Sheriff's Office was rounding up fake criminals for a good cause Wednesday. It was for the Meals on Wheels Jail and Bail Fundraiser.

Some local business men and women played as fugitives on the loose. They were then captured by the Sheriff's Office, and taken to the Wabash Activity Center. They’d stay there until they were “bailed out” by donations to Meals on Wheels of Terre Haute.

Shannon Aballi, one of the Meals on Wheels regular volunteers who drives routes for meal delivery. (Meals on Wheels in Terre Haute Facebook Photo)

Meals on Wheels' Executive Director, Rita Kaperak says it was a unique way to fund raise. She explains, “Most of them have bailed themselves out today. But, there's a few that came and had to sit in jail for a little while waiting for friends and family to come to the rescue. Like I said we had a lot of fun, great community support, and we're very appreciative to that."

Meals on Wheels is raising money for a walk-in fridge/freezer. Kaperak shares, "Which is mandatory for us right now. We're on the border of having to put a waiting list out. We can't serve any more people unless we can get new refrigeration, more refrigeration and freezer space."

They're also raising money to avoid raising prices of their meals too.

To donate, click here.

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