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Local Organization Holds Dance Benefit to Help People with Mental Illness

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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.

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