Rappel over Spokane’s tallest building to fundraise for affordable housing

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Reflections in the Bank of America building in Downtown Spokane.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Want to rappel 22 stories while raising money for affordable housing? Then Habitat of Humanity’s Over the Edge fundraiser may interest you!

As the housing crisis continues in the Inland Northwest, Habitat for Humanity is getting creative for its upcoming fundraiser. On May 14, locals will have the opportunity to rappel down the side of the 288-foot Bank of America Building in downtown Spokane.

This campaign comes when housing costs are spiking, and the demand for safe and affordable places to live has increased dramatically in Spokane.

“In Habitat-Spokane’s history, we’ve never had this many families in our homeownership program at once,” said Michelle Girardot, Habitat for Humanity-Spokane’s CEO. “The overwhelming increase is evidence that Spokane families are really struggling in the current housing market. Habitat is determined to meet the growing need and remain a beacon of hope for those in need of a safe and decent home they can afford.”

The nonprofit set a goal to raise $120,000 to offset the cost of new construction and help pay for revitalizing homes throughout the city. The event can be watched from the street by spectators and will also be live-streamed online.

Spots are limited, but there is still time to register! Registration is $50 and goes towards the fundraising minimum of $1,000 – participants have until June 11 to raise the funds.

For more information, to register, or to donate, click HERE.

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