YPM Donates to Care Lodge

Meridian, Miss. The Young Professionals of Meridian made a substantial donation to Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter.

YPM presented a check for $8500, the proceeds from its
59Twenty Music Festival, held in April.

The organization said it was able to make such a large donation, not only because of ticket sales, but also sponsorships and concessions.

YPM says Care Lodge is an asset to the community and that's why it's glad to continue to support the shelter.

"We just felt the need to give back to our local community," said YPM president Robby Pickett. "There's plenty of charities out there that need help. We understand that. But it was one that we just felt passionate about, and after we talked about it amongst the group, that was the one we settled on."

Care Lodge provides services to residents in a 9-county area around Meridian.

YPM is already making plans for its next 59Twenty Music Festival Mar. 29, 2014.