A thrill of a lifetime, rappel 20 stories down the US Bank building
Boise, Idaho (KBOI) —
Habitat for Humanity supporters had their chance to Go Over the Edge of the US Bank building last year in downtown Boise.
This year, thrill seekers have the chance to do it again.
We're just weeks away from a chance to take your body over the edge of a 20-story-tall building, a site that makes most cringe when they look over the edge.
Go Over the Edge is part of the Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity annual fundraiser.
It’s a chance to rappel down what once was Idaho’s tallest building.
All in support of affordable housing for select families in our area.
"It fits so well with the Boise and Idaho lifestyle, something to do outdoors and adventurous and we thought it fit in quite well with what we do here in Idaho," said Tom Lay, Executive Director for Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity.
The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity.
On average, the organization is able to build five homes a year, all through donations and volunteer hours.
"Each year we engage about 500 volunteers who give about 10,000 hours of volunteer time," said Lay.
Last year, over 40 people went over the edge.
Their goal is to raise $100,000 with this thrill-seeking event.
"It's fun to do, it's different enough that it raises our profile out in the community and, eventually, it will be to a point where it's building a whole house for us each year," said Lay.
Go Over the Edge will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017.
Supporters must raise a minimum of $1,000 to take part in this experience of a lifetime.
You can sign up now through their website: https://www.firstgiving.com/bvhfh/over-the-edge-2017