Mountain View Correctional Institution in Avery County may be a small facility, but employees are making a big impact on the community thanks to fundraising for North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Spurred by new leadership from Department of Public Safety employees Peggy Dale and Brooke Peterson, Mountain View Correctional Institution (MVCI), located in Spruce Pine, has already raised almost $3,500 for Special Olympics athletes this calendar year. And believe it or not, Dale says the Spruce Pine facility is just getting started.
“Our goal is 6,000 for the year,” Dale said.
Dale believes the MVCI department has been able to raise so much money because the Spruce Pine population provides strong encouragement and are truly connected to Special Olympics.
“A lot of people have athletes and children who are involved, which helps spread the word,” Dale commented.