Fundraiser adds a new twist: KMSU asks Minot to record the good, the bad and the moldy
For the first time ever, all funds raised by the Dec. 6 KMSU live television auction are to be given away. The Mouse River Flood left irrevocable damage to Minot. KMSU Auction organizers, a class of 15 local broadcasting students, knew their show had to change as well. The Minot State University Program of Broadcasting added a "Beavers Rebuild" fundraiser to the auction as a new and inspiring way to help flood victims.
"We are so excited to bring this opportunity to the community. Along with extraordinary generosity of Minot Chrysler Centerís $10,000 matching donation we hope to make a real difference," said Janna McKechnie, KMSU Auction coordinator. "We have had an outpouring of support in the community with donations for our live, televised auction and would like to encourage anyone who is interested in donating to contact us."
Applicants for the KMSU Beavers Rebuild fundraiser may submit a three-to-five minute YouTube video of their damaged property along with a 1,000-character essay and picture (the opportunity is not limited to personal or business property). The KMSU Auction Committee will view the submissions, and the recipients will be determined based on a needs assessment. The fundraiser will be open through Nov. 21. Eligibility rules and application are at www.minotchrysler.com. Minot Chrysler Center, the proud corporate sponsor of the Beavers Rebuild fundraiser, is matching donations up to $10,000.
The KMSU Auction, in its 13th year, is broadcast live on channel 19 on Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m., to over 20,000 homes. Traditionally, students gathered donations, auctioned them off with the funds going to the broadcasting program and a local charity.