HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — One block party in Huntsville on Saturday was literally topped off with volunteers testing their fears — all for a great cause.
Donors to the North Alabama foster kids group Kids to Love rappelled down the Regions Bank building in downtown Huntsville for the 5th annual Over the Edge event.
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Each participant reached at least $1,500 raised for Kids to Love in order to qualify.
Kids to Love founder (and News 19 alumni) Lee Marshall says it’s the foundation’s signature event of the year — and shows the compassion of the North Alabama community.
“Our kids go through trauma. Their lives are hard in foster care. And so, it’s a big step, literally, to go over the edge for our kids. But they absolutely deserve a community that will rally around them and take it to fundraise so we can meet their needs.”
With more than a hundred people taking part, Marshall says at least $150,000 was raised for the foundation.
It all goes to homes, resources, and other financial help for foster kids in North Alabama.