DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Des Moines healthcare community is banding together, hoping to raise money for Make a Wish Iowa after its biggest fundraiser had to close because of flooding.
The Jolly Holiday Lights display, which collects money for Make-A-Wish Iowa, closed over the weekend because of flooding at Water Works Park. Organizers say it was unsafe for volunteers to continue and the water also risked damage to many of the displays.
Now the Iowa Clinic, Unity Point, and Mercy are joining forces to inspire the community to raise the money that would have come in through Jolly Holiday Lights, more than $200,000.
A post on the Iowa Clinic’s Facebook pages encourages people to donate and "Bring the Jolly.” They are also using #bringthejolly on Twitter to spread the message. If you would like to donate click here.