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Help these students fund a Habitat for Humanity project

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You have to hand it to the Interact Club students at Wenatchee High School. They have no shortage of courage. They are committed to raising $70,000 to finance a Habitat for Humanity construction project.

They've got an important fundraising dinner and concert coming up next Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m. at Wenatchee High School. They're calling the event the Heart of Humanity. This project and these fearless kids are worthy of community support. 

Interact Club president Chandler Engel and vice president Kristi Foltz stopped by the office with advisor Jon Magnus to talk about the project. The club raised $10,000 last year to fund a suicide prevention program in the community and the year before that built a medical facility in Mali. 

Last fall, the club considered a number of projects to fund and they were taken with the Habitat for Humanity proposal. The students decided they could raise $70,000. Magnus was not going to be the one to tell them they couldn't do it.

The Heart of Humanity fundraising will include a dinner catered by Viscontis and then a concert of classical and jazz music, with such notables as Charlie Solbrig, Nicole Benoit, All Strings Considered, Suzanne McPherson and others entertaining. 

"This is an amazing community," said Magnus, whose bold leadership has inspired the students. "From an adult perspective, any time that we can support them in an an important effort creates a win-win situation for everyone."

Not only do they want to raise the funds, but students also want to put in the physical labor to help build the house. 

Foltz, who is a bit shy, said it was out of character for her to get involved in the Interact Club, an offshoot of Rotary. But she was drawn to the passion and energy of the other members. Engel found extra incentive to get active in the suicide prevention work after a friend took his life. These are the kinds of kids and the type of project that deserves our wholehearted support.