BENEFITING: NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania
EVENT: Over the Edge Scranton 2016
EVENT DATE: Jun 11, 2016
Like many of my friends and comrades, I have done some crazy things in the past – mostly for fun. This year, I am thrilled at the opportunity to do something crazy for a cause. On June 11, 2016, 91 CAUSE-DRIVEN volunteers and I will repel down the tallest building in Scranton – a 146 feet drop! I have never been fond of heights so this challenge is really all about the CAUSE.
As a volunteer at NeighborWorks NEPA, I have witnessed the IMPACTS they have had on our community. Their programs provide direct support to those most at risk in our community – our seniors, physically challenged, veterans, single parents and those families that are most in NEED. Through the leadership, vision and passion, of their staff and volunteers, they have taught us that “HOME MATTERS!”
By supporting me in this effort, together we will raise needed funds that will support community revitalization and housing stabilization in neighborhoods throughout the region – providing hope for a better and brighter future!
Thank you for supporting OUR CAUSE!
Kurt, Shara, Keira & Cole Bauman
PS: For those of my comrades and alum from University of Rochester – if I reach $1,500, perhaps I can repel in my D-Day uniform circa 1994. Meliora!
PS2: DISCLAIMER for my UofR comrades: If Keira & Cole request an avengers / league of justice get-up, the D-Day uniform is off the table.
WHO: We are NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, part of the congressionally chartered National NeighborWorks Network, which includes more than 240 independent, community-based nonprofit agencies serving more than 4,500 urban, suburban and rural communities across the United States. This network is supported by NeighborWorks America, the country's pre-eminent housing and community-development leader.
We believe in vibrant, healthy and sustainable Northeastern Pennsylvania neighborhoods and have been promoting and preserving homeownership for nearly 35 years.
WHAT: We invite you to support us in this extremely exciting, never-before-seen-in-Scranton urban-adventure fundraiser to benefit our elderly, disabled and disadvantaged neighbors who are struggling to keep up with or hang on to their homes.
WHEN: June 10, 2016 (Media/Preview/VIP Day) and June 11, 2016 (The Main Event!) This new-to-NEPA event will take place during the nationally celebrated NeighborWorks Week.
WHERE: The tallest building in Scranton! That’s Bank Towers at 321 Spruce St. (If you’re not from NEPA, yes, Scranton is the “home” of the “Dunder Mifflin Paper Company” a la “The Office.” It’s also Hillary Rodham Clinton’s and Vice President Joseph Biden’s native land. AND it’s where Edith Bunker insisted on vacationing. Remember how old Archie asked what was in Scranton!? Bank Towers, of course, off of which charitable, adventurous people are going to rappel!
WHY? Well, for starters, these people are ALL KINDS OF COOL, willing to escape their comfort zones, slay their fears and just dare themselves to make a difference by doing something completely different. But they also believe in Northeastern Pennsylvania, especially its neighborhoods and the amazing power of neighbors, so they’re signing on to say they care about the future of our local communities.
HOW: Be among the first 92 people to raise (or pay) a minimum of $1,000, and you will secure a coveted spot to go Over The Edge in this, our inaugural event year. (Say loudly and proudly that you did it first!)