Carlos Holmes, DSU director of News Services, had to do a bit of jail time on March 31, but it was worth it as DSU faculty and staff donated $425 towards his “bail” in the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Dover Lock Up.
Mr. Holmes was one of numerous representatives of businesses, state agencies, churches and other organizations to raise funds as part of the MDA Dover Lock Up.
Seventy DSU employees each contributed between $5 and $20 to go toward Mr. Holmes’ “bail.” The MDA sent a Delaware State University trooper to DSU present him with the MDS warrant for his arrest on the morning of March 31. The trooper pulled him out of his weekly Integrated Marketing meeting and took him in a patrol car to the jail site at the Buffalo Wings Restaurant in Dover.
Mr. Holmes detained in “jail” for about an hour and was released after presenting the “bail” money he raised at DSU.
The money will go toward needs for those afflicted with muscular dystrophy that are not covered by insurance, such as the upgrade of braces, as well as fund a MDA Summer Camp for kids.
On behalf of Carlos Holmes and the MDA, sincere thanks go out to all DSU faculty and staff that contributed to this fundraiser.
The MDA will continue to collect donations through the month of April as part of this fundraiser. Anyone interested in making a contribution to the MDA can contact Mr. Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org