Eric's Promise works to collect donations, keep crash victim's dream alive

By: Erin McGinn Email
By: Erin McGinn Email

Nine years ago, tragedy struck Marian High School when senior Eric Henry was killed in a car accident.

Now his memory lives on through an annual food and clothing drive, called Eric's Promise, organized by his mother and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

The drive is being held Saturday outside of the Martin's Super Market in Heritage Square. It will go on until about 3 in the afternoon.

Organizers are asking people to donate everything from clothing to food for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Before he died, Eric Henry made a promise to give away his unused items for Lent. Since then his family, along with area schools and businesses have been keeping that promise for him.

Since 2002, well over 100,000 pounds of food have been collected as part of the event.

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