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Updated: Thursday, August 14 2014, 05:27 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va.--

City leaders, police and fire personnel, members of the media and the community will soon be crawling over buildings in downtown Wheeling.

The event is called Over the Edge and is being put on by the YWCA in Wheeling.

Dozens will repel down the 116-foot Stone Center building on Market Street.

Lori Jones, executive director for the YWCA , said they are hoping to raise thousands of dollars.

The YWCA is an emergency homeless shelter and provides help for women in need. Jones said the group relies heavily on donations and volunteers.

"We have the domestic violence shelter and our program serves Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties," Jones said. "We just started a program for women in recovery and our target population is women coming out of prison."

Jones also said they recently held a multi-cultural event in an effort to eliminate racism. She said they have a boutique that also provides clothing to women trying to start over.

"A lot of our clients come here with nothing and we try to get them some help and back on their feet. when they leave," said Jones.

Jones said the Over the Edge event will be on Aug. 22 (media day) and Aug. 23. Those wanting to repel will need to raise $1000. There will also be games for those raising more than $1000 and a chicken coop for people who want to watch the event and donate.

For more information click here: ywcawheeling.org/events/over-the-edge
WTOV9 reporter Crissy Clutter will go Over the Edge on Friday.

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