Posted: Apr 18, 2013 4:51 PM by Shannon Davis - MTN News
A group of Montana Tech Students are raising money to rebuild a road in El Salvador this summer.
The students are part of a group called Engineers without Borders.
They are using their engineering skills to help the community of El Espino El Salvador.
One of their main roads, which about 500 people travel every day is eroding.
Water from culverts nearby frequently flows over the road.
If this continues people from the community will not be able to travel to work and school.
The students have designed a plan to divert the water and rebuild the road.
Their project will cost about $30,000.
On Saturday, April 27, The students are hosting a live and silent auction at the knights of Columbus Hall.The event will kick off at 5 p.m. and admission is $10. About 30 tickets are still available.
Guests can look forward to locally donated items and live musical entertainment.
The group has raised about $12,000 dollars for their project so far.
"All the money we raise we try to push into their local economy as much as possible so we just go down there and oversee," said Dan Heringer, fundraising chairman for Engineers Without Borders. "A local contractor and local goods and services will be used on this project and we'll just be down there to make sure it's built correctly."
You can visit the Facebook page of the group. People can call Dan Heringer at (406) 672-1000 to purchase a ticket, and tickets can also be purchased at the door.