Von Stein said Living Water does a lot to help children and their families, feeding children before and after school.
Mercer said the charity does a lot of after-school programming that helps students. He is familiar with the Living Water, and agreed to help, he said.
“I will be donating to Matt Von Stein to make sure he is successful,” Mercer said. “I think he’s actually leading right now. We get an occasional email update to say who’s the frontrunner.”
“I posted out earlier, I’m going to donate $100 to my box, but I’m also going to donate $100 to whoever is in the lead getting close to the end, just to make sure it’s not me,” Mercer said.
Living Water was founded in 199 by United Methodist churches. It works to help the lives of at-risk children, youth and families in Hamilton’s inner city by offering quality academic, community and spiritual enrichment programs that increase self-worth, provide hope for the future and encourage children to reach their highest potential.
Donations can be made through Hamilton Living Water Ministry’s Facebook page.