Beach walk and cleanup to coincide

The annual Beach Walk for Habitat for Humanity is set for tomorrow morning.

Kate Redwine — “It’s our biggest, our biggest annual fund raiser.”(click here to listen to quote)

Habitat Director Kate Redwine says they rely on the event to help them provide housing for hard working, but low income residents.

          Kate Redwine — “We try to raise enough to build a house.  I mean our goal is 50-thousand.  If we could raise 50-thousand we’d be more than happy.  But 30-thousand will get most of a house built.”(click here to listen to quote)

That’s because the vast majority of the labor is done by volunteers.  Redwine says tomorrow’s beach walk starts at nine AM at the North Jetty.  Walkers are encouraged to get sponsors or make a donation when they register.  Later tomorrow afternoon they’ll hold an “after walk” block party at Keener Place, just off 15th Street.

Also coming up tomorrow morning… the annual fall beach cleanup sponsored by Oregon Parks and SOLV.  There are several registration sites in Western Lane and Douglas Counties… the cleanup is set to start at ten and runs officially until one.