Thank you DMV! On Sunday, you donated over $121,000 to Howard University Alternative Spring Break students during our 12-hour Helping Hands Radiothon. And the donations are still pouring in. HUASB organizers estimate each student needs about $50 a day to cover meals, snacks and sleeping accommodations.
Over 500 students will forgo a traditional spring break of fun in the sun to be deployed to 13 sites around the globe to perform community service initiatives. HUASB has completed over 100,000 hours of community service.
This year, students will perform community service projects in Baltimore, MD; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Detroit, Michigan; Dilley, Texas; Flint, Michigan; Lumberton, NC; Memphis, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Ghana; and Haiti.
HUASB students will roll up their sleeves to combat gang violence, promote literacy, assist with HIV/AIDS prevention, gun violence, homelessness, infrastructure development, crisis cleanup, high school retention, and other initiatives. For more on HUASB and the work they do, see here.
We would like to thank all our generous donors, Suntrust Bank, sponsors, HUASB students, Howard University, WHUR staff, and every single volunteer who helped us pull this event off. You answered the call and because of your hard work and dedication, we’re able to send over 500 HUASB students around the globe to lend a helping hand to communities in need. We cannot say THANK YOU enough.
A very special THANK YOU goes out to the anonymous donor who matched our efforts with a $50,000 pledge. YOU ARE AMAZING!
WE DID IT! Thank you! Because of you we were able to raise $50K+ AND that anonymous donor matched your donations w/ another $50K! Congrats! pic.twitter.com/c2gqnTJ3WM
— whur.com (@WHURfm) March 5, 2017
Did you miss the Helping Hands Radiothon but still want to donate? We’re still taking donations for the remainder of the week. DONATE HERE!
Stay tuned for video coming soon…
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