Thursday, April 29, 2010

Radio show raises $2,963 for Habitat Women Build

A few members of SMU's Women Build team pose for a picture at the auction.

Jeff Hefel and Joe Dulak’s special marathon KSMR broadcast of “The Black Hole of Radio” on Thursday, April 29, raised $2,963 for the Saint Mary’s Habitat Women Build team, bringing the overall total to approximately $7,343.

Thanks go to Hefel and Dulak for putting in a grueling but enjoyable nine-hour marathon 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.

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. A total of 1,500 Habitat homes have been built by crews of women nationally.

Additionally, the Saint Mary’s team will join in the Women Build groundbreaking celebration at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at 166 Edward St.

And, as a special fundraiser for Mother’s Day, the Winona County Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build is selling custom-made Mother’s Day cards, designed by Terri Lieder and Deb Nahrgang from the Communication and Marketing Department.

The cards, which focus on the love mothers build into their homes, are appropriate for this unique Habitat program, through which hundreds of area women are helping to build the 41st Winona County Habitat home.

The cards, which feature Vickie Cada’s son Colin, are available for a minimum $5 donation, can be found at the Habitat Office, 108 E. 4th St., or in the Office of Communication and Marketing, 45 Heffron.

This Mother’s Day, give the special women in your life a gift that truly comes from the heart, a lasting gift of love for a Winona family.