The Wilmington Central Rotary is currently holding its annual Miracles of Rotary Lock Up event.
The Wilmington Central Rotary is a group of businesspeople in the Wilmington area who are drawn together to help individuals and organizations by donating time and contributing financially to meaningful causes.
The charitable organization is planning to raise $15,000 for two separate causes —.help purchase a prosthetic leg for a local woman, Josie Godwin; and fund the Supply Store for Eden Village.
Godwin was rushed to emergency surgery in July of 2021 when doctors found four massive blood clots in her left leg. She underwent six surgeries to remove the clots. Godwin leg had to be amputated. An estimated cost of the prosthetic leg is $20,000.
Eden Village of Wilmington will be a 32-unit tiny home community specially designed to provide permanent homes for chronically and unsheltered homeless individuals.
The cost of a home will cost approximately $300 per month. Wilmington Central Rotary has pledged to fund $20,000 over the next two years.
The Lock Up event will be held Friday, Dec. 17, at Strickland's Blinds, Shades, Shutters & Drapery, 5422 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. Rotarians will be “locked up” until the jailbirds have raised enough money to get the keys to freedom. If the teams raise enough money ahead of the date of the event, they get a “Get Out of Jail Free Card”. To donate, visit https://wilmingtoncentralrotary.com/.
Wilmington Central Rotary meets in-person every Tuesday at noon at Wrightsville Beach Brewery, 6201 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, due to COVID-19 precautions, the group meets over Zoom.
This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: Wilmington Central Rotary holds lockup event for two charities