DES MOINES, Iowa -- For those struggling with mental illness in central Iowa, a local organization is stepping in to help them with their daily needs.
Premier Payee held a dance benefit at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Des Moines.
The group helps people with mental health issues and disabilities. Organizers held the dance to raise money to start a personal needs pantry.
Their plan is open the first of it's kind on the northeast side of Des Moines.
"It's also a two-fold thing. We're raising donations for a personal pantry, so like personal care items, to give back to the community to make it easier for them to get the items they maybe can't afford," Penny Moverly said.