Mid-America Council takes daring approach to money-earning

Scoutreach How's this for high adventure?

This September, the Mid-America Council is hosting an urban rappelling money-earning event. For $1,000 per person, people from the community and surrounding area can rappel down the side of a 478-foot skyscraper in Omaha, Neb.

Organizers hope to make about $50,000 from the event, with proceeds going to the council's Scoutreach program for inner-city youth.

The council already has Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle ready to don a harness and descend the Woodmen Tower, the second-tallest building in Omaha. To ensure safety, organizers are using a two-rope system and will employ equipment that meets industrial work site standards, which are stricter than recreational rappelling regulations.

For more about the event, read the Omaha World-Herald's exclusive story.

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