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KWBU Members Help Build Waco Habitat's 25th Anniversary Home

June 2, 2011

A unique partnership between 103.3 KWBU-FM, Waco Habitat for Humanity, and Foxworth-Galbraith secured pledges, not only for KWBU's radio programming, but also for the lumber needed to build Waco Habitat for Humanity's 25th Anniversary home.

Foxworth-Galbraith donated the lumber for the house, having pledged two pieces of lumber to Waco Habitat for every $100 gift that KWBU-FM received during its recent fund drive. Because Local NPR listener members rose to the challenge, the station received almost $26,000--surpassing the dollar amount needed to secure the 500-piece donation of lumber to build the home.

"Our listeners are community conscious people. This partnership allowed our members to support the radio programs they love with the added benefit of helping Habitat for Humanity," Joe Riley, KWBU President and CEO, said.

KWBU staff members will be at Waco Habitat's 25th Anniversary House for the kick-off ceremony at 1 p.m., Saturday June 4, located at 3004 Ethel Avenue.

About 103.3 KWBU FM

103.3 KWBU FM is the National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate for the Waco area marking its tenth anniversary year through its partnership between the Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation, Baylor University and its member listeners and underwriters. For more information, visit www.kwbu.org.

About Waco Habitat for Humanity

Waco Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that is unique in its ability to provide low-income (partner) families the opportunity to own a decent home. It is not a giveaway program. Habitat partners must invest at least 300 hours of sweat equity by building affordable homes with the help of volunteers and donated resources. They then purchase their home at cost through a zero-interest mortgage and their payments help to fund the construction of more Habitat homes in low-income neighborhoods. Since 1986, Waco Habitat has built 132 homes.

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