Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Hearts for Homes
If you live in Des Moines you have probably heard that the women of the YWCA are being displaced because the building is being closed and sold. When my general manager Del heard he sleeplessly lay wondering what we could do to help. The next morning he brought the minds of KIOA and DMRG promotions together to see if there were options. Then the mantle was given to me to find the plan.
Well, very long story short, we are now doing Hearts for Homes. The fundraising drive will raise money to refurbish a building on the south-side of Des Moines where the women can continue their road to self-sustaining productivity. In the end the building will be a lasting legacy for those who give, allowing other low-income women to have fresh starts and get back on their feet.
On Friday we are also doing a day-long broadcast and phone bank at Prairie Meadows.
If you have a few extra dollars, please consider giving to help local people with a local problem. Prairie Meadows and Polk County will match money raised dollar for dollar.
Yours in community health, Kate