WMU swaps habitats for Kalamazoo Habitat

Feb 18, 2011

IOTA UPSILON (Western Michigan) — On a day when meteorologists predict temperatures will be in the 30s, Western Michigan University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will camp out for 48 hours to raise funds for

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Starting Tuesday, about 50 students will take turns living in tents at the flagpoles on main campus near the Wesley Foundation building.

The college students want to raise $5,000 to help build a Habitat home in Kalamazoo with the “Campus Campout” project.

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity builds or rehabilitates eight homes each year in Kalamazoo County.

The fraternity members are hoping members of the community visit their tent camp, learn more about Habitat and make a donation.

This isn’t the first time WMU’S Alpha Tau Omega braved the outdoors to support Habitat. The chapter started the Campus Campout in 2003.

Donations can also be made on behalf of the fraternity by credit card on line at www.habitatkalamazoo.org (Enter “ATO” or “Campout” in the appropriate box).

Checks made payable to Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity with “ATO” on the memo line can be mailed to Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, 525 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007.


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