Friday, April 30, 2010

Radio marathon raises nearly $3,000 for SMU Women Build team

A Saint Mary’s University Habitat Women Build Fundraiser — featuring a marathon radio broadcast by faculty and staff members Jeff Hefel and Joe Dulak — raised nearly $3,000 Thursday, April 28.

Throughout the day, campus radio station KSMR presented a special broadcast of “The Black Hole of Radio,” while participants perused silent auction items and played “Hammer Time,” “Name That Tool” and “Tool IQ” games.

Thanks go to Hefel and Dulak for putting in a grueling but enjoyable nine-hour show, and to the many auction donors, volunteers and bidders.

The Saint Mary’s Women Build team has 42 members and is one of 18 teams raising money and building Winona County’s 41st Habitat home — and first Women Build Home.

The purpose of the Women Build program is to involve more women in the construction of Habitat homes in order to move more people, especially children, out of substandard housing and into safe, decent and affordable shelters. Each team is asked to raise $5,000 and put in 100 volunteer work hours for the Women Build home.