Rockin' the Rooftops Benefits Ferris Habitat for Humanity

posterFerris State University’s second annual Rockin’ the Rooftops concert may be the ticket that provides someone with a roof of their own.

This year’s concert is set for Friday, Feb. 25 in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and all proceeds benefit the efforts of Ferris’ Habitat for Humanity organization.

“Not only will people who attend this event get to hear great music by four local bands in our community, but they can feel good knowing that all the money from admissions is going to a greater cause in the community,” said Ferris student Katey Way, who serves as president of Habitat for Humanity on campus and coordinator of Rockin’ the Rooftops.

Local student bands set to perform at the event include Mike Looks, Atomic Time Machine, Nine Pin No Tap and Overdrive Orchestra.

Ferris Habitat for Humanity, a student-led, non-profit organization, has a stated goal that is “to give back to the community by promoting and participating in the construction of homes and to provide volunteer opportunities that place students directly in the community.”

That is precisely the brand of activism Way is hoping to promote amongst Ferris students.

“If we get a couple of people interested in volunteering with us, it makes the whole concert worth it in the end,” Way said. “The little events to raise funds that we conduct can make a big difference in our community and across the globe.”

Rockin’ the Rooftops is sponsored by Ferris Habitat for Humanity. For more information contact Katey Way at ferris_habitat@yahoo.com or (517) 388-9190.


21 February, 2011