READING – As part of a fundraising and awareness campaign, Bethany Children’s Home invited Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) to go “Over the Edge” this morning as part of a national effort to help children who have suffered traumatic events and build skills for the future.
“This is definitely one of the most unique events I’ve ever participated in,” Argall said. “It was a no-brainer when they invited me to rappel down a building in an effort to raise money and awareness for a great cause.”
The 3-day fundraising event includes over 90 individuals rappelling 5 stories down the side of 525 Student Apartments, located on Lancaster Avenue in Reading.
Based in Womelsdorf, Bethany Children’s Home was founded in 1863 and has helped families and children who experienced trauma in their lives. The funds raised through their “Over the Edge” event will benefit Bethany’s mission to build skillsets for children through art, music, recreation and academic enrichment therapy programs.