$10,000 will be raffled off to help City Youth Ministries - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

$10,000 will be raffled off to help City Youth Ministries

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 resident will win a large amount of cash while helping others Friday.

A drawing for $10,000 will take place Friday night at the 501 location on Phillips Drive in Jonesboro.

Burch and Company Real Estate is hosting the annual gave away for real estate agents, but they’ve invited the public to join in.

They’ll be auctioning off 6 tickets to be entered in the drawing for the $10,000 grand prize.

The money raised during the auction will go to City Youth Ministries.

“There are so many kids in and around our area that just aren’t as blessed and fortunate as some others,” Burch and Company Owner Eric Burch said. “So, just to be able to give to that organization that does such an amazing job on helping those kids and giving them hope.”

Executive Director for City Youth Ministries Kim Shumpert said they work to enhance a child's health, academic, social and spiritual wellbeing.

She said the need is huge in Jonesboro.  

“We already serve nearly 600 kids in a year and I could open a facility tomorrow and nearly double that number just from the need,” Shumpert said. “People need to realize we have a great need right now, the need has grown and City Youth has been here long time, but we want to make sure that we stay here.”

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

For one dollar a day, you can sponsor a child for a year at City Youth.

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