A local non-profit is lending a helping hand to those in Houston Texas

PEORIA - After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, It left many devastated. Some lost their homes, their cars and some, even their pets. So one local non-profit is doing what they can to lend a helping hand. 

Build Peoria is a brand new non-profit that is looking to improve the community.

Nick Yates is the president of Build Peoria. He says, "Build Peoria's mission is to be able to unite the community through the love of the Peoria area, to be able to physically build Peoria into a better place and leave a legacy for future generations."

And they're starting with our pets, giving our dogs a place to play outside.

"Our first project is going to be to build a dog park here in Peoria Heights. We kind of saw this need to have a dog park in Peoria Heights," says Yates. 

They plan on having a fundraiser in Tower Park on October 22nd to kick start their campaign, but with the recent events down in Houston Texas, they decided to have their first fundraiser a little bit earlier.

Yates says, "So what we decided to do was instead of doing that to kick start our campaign, we actually would give back to the folks that need it the most down in Houston."

Travis Goff is the owner of the Tavern on Prospect. He teamed up with Build Peoria to give them a place to raise the money.

"10% of the proceeds from the Tavern on Prospect's sales tonight are going to go towards the no kill animal shelters as well as everything we get from people that walk up," says Yates. 

You can donate to help the animals in Houston by clicking here.


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