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Feb. 8 , 2007
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Silent auction to benefit EMU Habitat for Humanity

YPSILANTI - Decent and cost-effective living accommodations are hard to find in today’s tough economic times. In an effort to build affordable housing in Ypsilanti, the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Habitat for Humanity chapter will host a silent auctionThursday, Feb. 22, 4-7 p.m. in the EMU Student Center Grand Ballroom, 900 Oakwood Drive. The event seeks to raise more than $65,000 for the chapter’s Eagles Nest Project, a campus and community cooperative which supports Habitat for Humanity.

“This is the perfect opportunity to bring members of the campus and community together in order to improve the quality of housing in our city and county,” said Michael Haynes, student project coordinator.

The auction is open to the public. Featured will be items such as artwork created by EMU faculty and students, as well as goods and services donated by area businesses. Several student groups will provide live entertainment.

“This is going to be an exciting event, and hopefully it will be out biggest fundraiser yet,” said Haynes. The Eagles Nest Project began in September 2005. Since then, more than $26,000 has been raised through the partnership between the EMU VISION office and Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley.

To donate or volunteer, visit www.emich.edu/h4h.


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