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Six non-profit organizations to score big this football season

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Organizations pick which home game they'll benefit from (Source: KAIT) Organizations pick which home game they'll benefit from (Source: KAIT)
The NEA Bicycle Coalition plans to make more of these signs with the money they receive (Source: KAIT) The NEA Bicycle Coalition plans to make more of these signs with the money they receive (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Six non-profit organizations in Region 8 will score big this fall when the Red Wolves put points on the board.

The third annual Howl for Humanity launch party took place Thursday night at Families, Inc. in Jonesboro.

During each home game this season, a different organization will benefit. Any time the Red Wolves score a touchdown, Families, Inc. will donate $250 to their organization.

Thursday night, each organization picked a game in which their group would benefit.

The NEA Bicycle Coalition will benefit on October 29 when Arkansas State University plays Louisiana-Monroe.

NEA Bicycle Coalition board member Bill Smith said the money they get will help them with their new campaign.

"We've been looking for local corporations, in particular, that want to partner our safety campaign," Smith said. "To have someone like Families that's local, that understands the need to have this type of safety information out in our community, is huge for our cause."

The NEA Bicycle Coalition's new campaign is to place signs across Jonesboro promoting safety on the roadway between motorists and bicyclists.

The signs read "Howl Yes! Share the Road." Smith said each sign costs approximately $80.

Families, Inc. Director of Marketing Dawn Layer said the idea came about a few years ago, and they wanted to benefit organizations that also serve as resources to help clients at Families, Inc.

"Not only do they receive money, but they're also going to get a little bit more awareness for their organization as well," Layer said.

Layer said even if the Red Wolves only score one touchdown, or even if they don’t score at all, the organization will still receive at least $500 from Families, Inc.

The amount of money that an organization can receive won't be capped either.

Last year, one organization received $2,500 through Howl for Humanity. 

Here's a list of which organizations will benefit during the 2016 A-State Football Season:

September 2, Toledo: Foundation of Arts

September 24, Central Arkansas: Greene County Animal Farm

October 5, Georgia Southern: Helping Neighbors Food Pantry

October 15, South Alabama: PACES

October 29, Louisiana-Monroe: NEA Bicycle Coalition

November 12, New Mexico State: Jonesboro Church Health Center

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