Whitehill Enterprises, a company that creates public art murals was able to give more than $4,100 to benefit Art Feeds, and the Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Wednesday. The money was raised at the Art, Autism & Remembrance Festival on May 22nd. Whitehill Enterprises Founder, Paul Whitehill tells News Talk KZRG why these charities are so important to him.
"I have a lot of friends in Joplin with special needs children, and it is amazing how difficult it is for some of these families to get help. The Bill and Virginia Leffen Center was destroyed in the tornado, and they're doing fund raising to build a new one."
Art Feeds Founder Meg Bourne Hulsey tells News Talk KZRG how they'll use the funds.
"We're really honored that we were chosen as one of the organizations to benefit from that, and with the $2,000 we received, we will be able to increase funding for bringing Art Feeds to more communities in the area."
Whitehill says they plan to do more for the charities later this summer.