Lockup Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association

Volunteers helped out the Muscular Dystrophy Association by agreeing to be "locked up". Then they called on friends and associates for bail money to get out.

"And we have about 160 participants, just prominent business leaders, that have for the last five weeks been calling their family members and friends asking them to help them out, bail themselves out of jail, by raising $3200 to send four kids to MDA summer camp," said MDA's Kashea Johnson.

Johnson said over 800 families in Mississippi are affected by muscular dystrophy.

Students from Ross Collins also pitched in to help things run smoothly.

"As a part of DECA, we feel it's important to get involved into the community and we want to do as much as is possible," said DECA president Crystal Garner. "We feel it's very important. And we have students at Meridian High that suffer from muscular dystrophy so we feel it's very important as a school to stick together and support these people."

Officials hoped to raise about $40,000 from the Meridian event.

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