The 10th annual Penguin Plunge ‘Splashin for Compassion’ event was held on Saturday at Maple Lake in Bridgeport.
Many participants from several organizations gathered on the rainy day to make their plunge into nearly 40 degree water in order to support a good cause.
Chris Mullett, Executive Director of the Clarksburg Mission, said he hopes participants understand what homeless people truly endure from day to day.
“It’s really a fundraiser and an awareness event for homelessness,” Mullett said. “It’s really hard to be outside it’s hard to not be sheltered, and um so we experience a few minutes or a few seconds of agony in order to ugh be in solidarity with the people that experience homelessness.”
All proceeds from this event go toward helping homelessness and help provide shelter and medical attention for those in need.
Last week people also gathered in Morgantown to plunge in support of Special Olympics West Virginia.