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.