Donors to Boise Valley Habitat For Humanity rappel Idaho's tallest building

Posted at 1:09 PM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 23:10:08-04

Fundraising is being brought to new heights in downtown Boise. On Saturday, the Boise Valley Habitat For Humanity held their second annual Over the Edge fundraiser. People who donated a $1,000 or more were given the opportunity to rappel down Idaho’s tallest building, The U.S. Bank Building in Downtown Boise. 

Organizers say close to sixty donors got to scale down the-the 270 feet 20 story building. Participants were strapped up in safety gear and were taught how to rappel with the help of some professional volunteers. 

One donor, Sean Smith, who traveled from Missouri for the event, tells 6 On Your Side that he asked his friends and family to donate to Habitat For Humanity, instead of sending him birthday presents this year.

Organizers say last years event raised over $60,000. They say the money raised will go straight to building homes for needy families here in the Treasure Valley.