A local family is teaming up with a few restaurants in the Ohio Valley for a great cause.
Their daughter Eden is non-verbal and autistic, and she is in need of a service dog through the ASA, which could end up costing $25,000.
Eden’s dad, Brandon Murray said there is no federal or state funding for service dogs.
“This will be able to give her the freedom to be able to walk safely, be out in public safely even at home, at school at field trips, you know it will give her more freedom to walk on her own and basically try to be as normal as a little girl with her condition can be,” Murray said.
The first event for “Eden’s Cause” will be held on Tuesday, October 4 at River City.
“Good for the Ohio Valley to everybody get involved you know to try to help kids that need help, you know it don’t take much, if everybody pitches in, you can gain a lot of process by doing this,” said Thomas McCardle, the Executive Chef with River City.
On October 17th, proceeds from all orders at Bob Evans will go to the cause, and on October 26th, Undo’s is holding a celebrity server dinner.
In the future, Eden’s Cause is hoping to turn the fundraiser into a non-profit organization to raise money for other autistic children in need of service dogs.