There is a warrant out for the arrest of several leaders in the Snellville area and the Muscular Dystrophy Association is hoping their freedom is important to the community.
“More than 80 business and civic leaders from throughout the Loganville, Snellville and Grayson areas, as well as local goodwill ambassadors for the MDA will be “jailbirds” and “locked-up” for having a big heart,” Leslie Cash, fundraising coordinator for the MDA said in a press release.
“Local community leaders will be “arrested” and put behind bars as their friends and business associates will post “bail” to get them released. It’s all part of a fun and philanthropic effort to raise money for the MDA and the people it serves in greater Loganville, Snellville and Grayson areas.”
These “jailbirds” will be incarcerated from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 18 at the to bring awareness to muscular dystrophy. Cash said about 180 individuals in Gwinnett County, and more than a million nationwide, are living with progressive muscle diseases.
The MDA Lock-Up helps raise funds for research projects worldwide as well as the operation of about 200 hospital-affiliated clinics. In the local area that includes one at Emory Hospital and one at Scottish Rite Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The funds raised also assist families locate and repair critically needed medical equipment, run disease-specific support groups, sponsor annual weeklong summer camp sessions for children with the disease – such as Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge – and advocate for the needs of the families that MDA serves.
Pepole wishing to donate toward the freedom of local volunteer “jailbirds,” or just wanting to contribute, can visit the donation page at https://www.joinmda.org/tricities2011/455office.
The following is a list of the Snellville residents slated to be locked up. Do you want to help them get out of jail?
Brian Arrington—The Walton Tribune
Pat Avery—Angel Assistants
Art Brown—Auto Zone
Tywona Daniels—Access Realty Atlanta
Anthony Eure—A.K. Access
Ann Hallewell—Nature of Wellness
Percy Hampton—Handy Electrician
Darin Johnson—IDP Services
Mike Jones—Favour Foods & Tastey’s
Garfield Linton—Karu Press
Rob McIntosh—Rob McIntosh & Associates, LLC
Irene Medina—Medina Painting Service
Felicia Mozeke—JM Janitorial
Jerry Oberholtzer—, Mayor
Carlos Rojas—CR Remodeling
Regina Rodgers—Bridging Connections Event
Scott Sylvester—C&S Pest Control
Terry Ann Tulloch--
Terry Roach—Brothers Best
Benjamin Shaw—Shawshank Productions
Lisa Conner—Executive Appraisal Services
Kenosha Corey-Bell—Perfect Choice Construction
Berhanie Dilnesaw—In and Out Texaco
Daryn Elensky—Doorman Services
Kim Miller—Orango Gold
Beth Pierce—Certa Pro Painters
Rodney Sharpe—Rite Divinic Family
Kayisha Thompson—Pink Princess Pastry