Polar Plunge LogoHabitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley is hosting its 3rd “Plunge for a Purpose” at Dutch Springs this Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. The Polar Plunge is a creative way to support Habitat Lehigh Valley by plunging into icy cold water. Doing a Polar Plunge may even be on your bucket list. Check it off your list while supporting affordable housing.

Participants help eradicate substandard housing in the Lehigh Valley by fundraising $50 to plunge. Plunge as an individual or come as a team. Registration is at 10 a.m. Habitat Lehigh Valley’s Polar Plunge also will feature a PlungeFest & Costume Contest from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Plungers and spectators can enjoy food trucks, hot beverages, fire pits and smores, as well as music blasting through the B104 truck speakers. Plungers are encouraged to dress in their best costume; the costumes will be judged and the winning costume will receive an award. Brave plungers will run into the freezing lake at 1 p.m.

Register for the event by visiting www.habitatlv.org and clicking on the Polar Plunge under Upcoming Events. There are more than 80 participants registered to plunge. Habitat Lehigh Valley also is offering incentives for different fundraising levels: a Polar Plunge long-sleeved t-shirt will be given to all participants who raise $75 or more; a Polar Plunge tumbler will be given to participants raising $250 or more; a pair of Polar Plunge sweatpants will be given to participants raising $500 or more. All participants raising $750 or more will be entered into a raffle to win a $200 Visa gift card. An award will be presented to the highest fundraising team and the highest fundraising individual.

Habitat Lehigh Valley thanks its Plunge for a Purpose sponsors: 84 Lumber, B104, Dutch Springs, ESSA Bank and Trust, H&R Block, Home Team Real Estate, Joshua Tree, Kona Ice, PNC, Pride Abstract & Settlement Services, Residential Home Funding Corp, Smith Brothers Tent Rentals, The Taza Truck, Wawa, and WZZO.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide affordable housing for hardworking, low-income families. Homeowners commit to 250 hours of “sweat equity”to be eligible for a Habitat home. Partner families repay a no-interest mortgage as part of Habitat’s philosophy of giving potential homeowners a “hand up”instead of a “hand out.”

Since 1989, Habitat Lehigh Valley has built or renovated more than 100 homes in the Lehigh Valley and it dedicated its 100th home last year. Contact Habitat Lehigh Valley at 610-776-7737 for additional information or explore the organization’s initiatives by visiting the website at www.habitatLV.org.