YPM donate to help a great cause

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- A local organization held a big presentation for a great cause.

The Young Professionals of Meridian donated $3,000 to Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, to help families at the shelter. Organizers of Young Professionals say this was a great opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause. Former Executive Director of Care Lodge, Leslie Payne says all funds will go directly to victim services.

"This is a way for us to help raise money for a worthy cause with Care Lodge. They are a great organization like so many other organizations. I'm sure they need every penny they can get to help further their great cause," said Young Professional of Mississippi member Fred Monsour.

As a surprise thank you to Leslie Payne for years of service on the occasion of her recent retirement, organizers honor her as their forever young professional.