Some members of the Poteau area business community have been arrested today for having big hearts.
They are volunteering to be â€śarrested and serve timeâ€ť in a mock jail at Holiday Inn Express to raise money for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The â€śjailbirdsâ€ť turn themselves in at the Holiday Inn Express in Poteau. At the event, the â€śjailbirdsâ€ť had their mug shot taken and were sentenced to â€śraise bailâ€ť by calling friends and family and encouraging contributions to advance MDAâ€™s lifesaving programs. While they were raising their bail, the jailbirds feasted on â€śgourmet bread and waterâ€ť provided by KFC in Poteau.
MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education. In addition to funding ground-breaking research, MDA provides a wide variety of services to children and adults in Oklahoma who are affected by one of the 43 muscle-wasting diseases covered by the Association. MDA is the first non-profit recognized by the American Medical Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award â€śfor significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity."
For more information, please contact the MDA at (918) 749-7997.