The Listen Center has been helping folks with special needs in the northern Valley for 40-years. This weekend is your chance to help the people who depend on it.
One-thousand folks around Greater Grand Forks with intellectual and developmental disabilities make as many as 13-thousand visits to the Listen Drop-In Center every year.
It's a recreation center for folks with special needs. But, all the people who depended on the vents the Center provides, were becoming worried as the Center had to cut back operations from 6 days a week to 3, because of financial problems.
Charlie Bremseth, Listen Center: "Because of the economy we had lost some of the funds we had come to rely on to some degree or cutback. That put us into raising warning flags."
Now Rydell's and its employees have stepped up to the plate to get the Center reopened six days a week with your help. A car and motorcycle show is being held at Rydell's this Sunday.
Brian Rydell, Car & Bike Show: "You're going to see a lot of classic cars, new cars, a lot of motorcycles, face painting, marching bands, there's lots of activities… Kenny and the Classics will be here."
Reporter: "There's something for the whole family?"
Rydell: "Yes, it's definitely a family oriented event."
Rydells will match your free will donation at Sunday's event. They're hoping to raise as much as 50-thousand dollars for the Listen Center and the people who've come to depend on it.
The Car and Bike Show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, at Rydell's on South Washington Street in Grand Forks.
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