Indiana Veterans’ Home takes part in Ice Bucket Challenge

Photo shows a group of people participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. (WLFI, File)
Photo shows a group of people participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. (WLFI, File)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Indiana Veterans’ Home is raising awareness and donations for ALS research.

More than 50 staff members took part in the ice bucket challenge Wednesday afternoon, while raising more than $300. The Veterans’ Home was challenged on Monday to take part in the challenge.

Firefighters from the Wabash Township Fire Department hosed down the crowd.

Superintendent Linda Sharp said she knew she and her staff would eventually be challenged and were excited to participate.

“It was great. It was very cold, it was very cold. We weren’t expecting the second shower, but it was great. We’re thankful that they volunteered to come out. They were pretty excited about coming out and showering us with their hose as well,” said Sharp.

After completing the challenge, Sharp and her staff issued challenges to staff members at Logansport State Hospital as well as several others.

The outgoing trend of Ice Bucket Challenges is for ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS, commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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