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Valley Habitat for Humanity Chapter Hosts Radiothon

Posted: Updated: March 13, 2013 06:00 PM EDT

Habitat for Humanity took  to the airwaves this week for one of its biggest fundraisers of the year. The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro chapter hosted its annual three-day SAW Habitat Radiothon that helps the agency keep on building throughout the year. They have hosted the radiothon for 18 years.

Habitat for Humanity staffers, volunteer board members and supporting churches shared microphones and fellowship while collecting donations for the nonprofit at the studios of Staunton radio station WKDW.

The host of WKDW's Country Club show, Kris Neal, shared the air time with longtime Habitat for Humanity supporter Tom Montgomery, whose radio days go back to the 1960s.

The radiothon supports the mission of the valley Habitat chapter, which builds and sells houses at a deep discount to qualifying owners. Volunteers also make major home repairs for families who otherwise couldn't afford them.

"God smiles, because God's people of all different backgrounds, all different cultures, all different colors, all different whatever,  pull together and enjoy helping each other and helping other people," said Reverend Jack Wilkers of the Habitat for Humanity board.

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Habitat for Humanity branch has built or rehabbed 60 homes. The agency aims to add seven more projects in 2013.

The radiothon raised roughly $10,000 but it's not too late to help the cause.

You can get details about the habitat mission and donate online by clicking here.

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