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Campus Campout Raises $3,000 for Habitat

Members of Western Michigan University’s Alpha Tau Omega (ATΩ) fraternity camped out for 48 consecutive hours to raise funds for Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, March 13-15 The ATΩ brothers raised just over $3,000 to help Habitat.

“Alpha Tau Omega has been involved with Habitat for Humanity with our event Campus Campout for the last 14 years,” said David Luplow, ATΩ’s philanthropy chairman. “We continue to do this event to continue to show our support of Habitat for Humanity and the great Kalamazoo community. As part of the Kalamazoo community, we want to give back and help make this a better place for all. By camping out, we are able to raise awareness about the great work Habitat does for the community.”

“Campus Campout is a great way to see our hard work pay off and watch the proceeds go directly back to our community to help those who need it most,” David said. “Habitat does great work and we are happy to be able to help. What we like to say is that we are ‘Freezin’ for a Reason.’”

Campout donations can be made on behalf of ATΩ by credit card at (please enter “ATΩ” or “Campout” in the appropriate box). Checks made payable to Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, with ATΩ in the memo space, can be mailed to Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity. 1126 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Donations also can be dropped off with the students on the WMU campus during the campout.

WMU’s ATΩ chapter started the Campus Campout in 2003 to raise funds to support the volunteer efforts of the ATΩ members and WMU students with Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity. The WMU ATΩ chapter began in 1995 and currently has just over 60 active members.

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