MELROSE (WJON News) - The 15th annual charity event from Stearns Electric has raised thousands for a local cancer charity.

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Every year, Stearns Electric employees hold a silent auction and raffles to raise money and then vote to support a local charity.

This year, a check for almost $6,000 was presented to the INDY Foundation, a local organization that helps people battling cancer throughout central Minnesota.

Since 2008, Stearns Electric and its employees have raised over $50,000 and donated it to 15 local organizations.

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