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Running To Build Homes

Habitat for Humanity Fiji board member Nicholas Barnes said it costs approximately $25,000 to build a cyclone-proof home.
23 Dec 2020 10:55
Running To Build Homes
Nicholas Barnes.

A lawyer and board member of an organisation, which helps build homes for disaster-hit families, is putting his running obsession to good use with a challenge.

Habitat for Humanity Fiji board member Nicholas Barnes said it costs approximately $25,000 to build a cyclone-proof home.

“As relief efforts are now underway, I’ve been wondering how I could help,” Mr Barnes said.

“While reviewing my annual running statistics, I realised I needed 100 kilometres to make my year’s goal, that’s 10-kilometres per day for 10 days,” Mr Barnes said.

“So here’s the challenge, I plan to run 100 kilometres in 10 days, that means running on Christmas day, in an effort to raise money for Habitat for Humanity Fiji.”

People can pledge to this challenge by donating to the organisation’s project account.

Mr Barnes said houses built by the organisation were designed to withstand cyclones.

“When the immediate relief effort is over people will need decent housing and Habitat for Humanity Fiji can help with that,” he said.

Since it was established in 1991, Habitat for Humanity had helped over 70,000 people by building their homes.

APPEAL DETAILS:

  • Send money to: ANZ Account Number #10019373: Habitat for Humanity – Special projects.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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