FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Burn Council of Northern Indiana received more than $71,000 as part of the annual WOWO/Penny Pitch, the organization said.
Now, the council will create a fund in the name of the campaign drive to benefit the patients it serves.
The Burn Council of Northern Indiana announced Wednesday it will create the “WOWO/Penny Pitch Burn Survivor Fund.” The fund will be used to buy gas cards, garments, and supplies for burn survivors and their families that are un- or under-insured. The Burn Council also plans to create new efforts for the mental health and school and job re-entry for child and adult burn survivors.
The money raised through the WOWO/Penny Pitch will be used for good, to be sure.
“This gift will be transformational,” said Vince Green, treasurer of the Board of the Burn Council. “This gift will all us to expand our services to Burn Survivors and their families in Northern Indiana, Southeast Michigan, and Northwest Ohio.
“Being a part of WOWO/Penny Pitch has also helped ‘put us on the map.’ Unless you have been burned, you probably have never heard of us or the life-saving efforts of the staff at the Regional Burn Center at St. Joseph Hospital. We thank WOWO staff, the board of Penny Pitch, Inc., and Bruce Dye at Brigadoon Fitness for their matching support of Penny Pitch.”