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Monday, May 27, 2024

Go Over the Edge to help combat poverty on the Virginia Peninsula

The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is going Over the Edge in its quest to end poverty. (Stock photo/Adobe)
The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is going Over the Edge in its quest to end poverty. (Stock photo/Adobe)

How far are you willing to go to help fight poverty on the Peninsula?

Enough to rappel nine stories?

The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula hopes area residents will go Over the Edge to End Poverty on May 5 at the Holiday Inn in Newport News City Center.

Participants can raise money to help end poverty on on the Peninsula by rappelling from the roof of the building.

The registration fee to go Over the Edge is $50, which will go toward participants’ fundraising goals. To register click here.

For those more inclined to remain on terra firma, the family-friendly event — which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — also will feature food, beer, snow cones, music, games and more.

All of the proceeds will be used to help guide the region’s poor out of poverty, organizers said in a news release. The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula has set a goal of moving 10 percent of poor households on the Peninsula out of poverty by the year 2023.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasherhttp://wydaily.com
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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