PDT Staff Writer
WHEELERSBURG — With suds and smiles, a group of youth from Wheelersburg United Methodist Church found a positive way to use their time at the beginning of summer. As a part of a continued effort to raise funds for the CRADLE program, a Portsmouth-based program that provides crisis pregnancy intervention to pregnant teens, the group of youth gathered at Rase Dance Studio on Dogwood Ridge Road to wash cars, with all of the proceeds going to the CRADLE program.
Adyson Raise, 10, was the visionary for this effort, and got a group of her friends involved to perform a car wash.
The church had previously participated in the Baby Bottle fundraiser for CRADLE, a project in which groups and individuals collect coins and cash in baby bottles.
“It was my idea to do the car wash. I wanted to do more to help with the fund-raising for CRADLE, so I asked if we could do it,” Adyson Raise said.
The rain showers that came during the car wash did not impede the youth groups’ progress; they continued to work diligently. By early afternoon the group had raised $100. Raise said they did not have a specific amount in mind, but simply wanted to do as much as they could to help.
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