WMU News

Campus Camp Out supports Habitat for Humanity

Jan. 17, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Brothers of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Western Michigan University will brave the cold and elements for two days to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, at noon and continuing for 48 hours through noon Thursday, Jan. 23, members of the fraternity will camp out at the flag poles near the Lee Honors College at the center of the WMU main campus. They are accepting contributions for Habitat for Humanity. Money raised will go toward a Habitat house to be built by WMU students as part of the 2003 celebration of the University's centennial.

According to ATO member Justin DeGraaf, more than $2,200 has already been raised by the fraternity. "We'll be camping in tents and expect to have at least six Brothers at the fund-raising site the entire time," says DeGraaf.

For the centennial Habitat house project, WMU students are working with the Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity through their campus chapter of the organization. For a related WMU News article click here.

Those wishing to make contributions by check should make checks payable to Habitat for Humanity and write "WMU Centennial House" on the check. Contributions may be given to ATO members during the Campus Camp Out or may be mailed to Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, 525 East Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo MI 49007-3811.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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