Half a million raised from HB appeal

The Hanuabada village fire appeal has raised over half a million kina within the space of one week.

The appeal needs K2m more in order to reach the set target of K2.5 million.

This amount is to go towards rebuilding the houses and setting the families up with basic water and power needs.

While there is no set time frame to reach this target amount, co-chair of the appeal committee, Dadi Toka Jnr, says the main goal is to move families back into their homes.

“But it’s not all about the money,” says Toka Jnr.

Many organisations have visited the village with donations in kind, including food, water, generator sets, and many more.

He acknowledged Eda Ranu for allowing one tap to run freely in the meantime as the affected villagers set up their water tanks.

“Those contributions are just as important,” he said.

More donations are still coming. For those interested to donate, the appeal committee has set up a Facebook page: Hanuabada Village Fire Appeal.

The page is used to keep interested public updated on the appeal’s progress. It is also the contact point to the committee.

Details of appeal account is also found there:

Hanuabada Village Fire Relief

Account no: 7011146458

Branch: BSP Harbour City.

A collection point is also set up in the village, right opposite the actual fire disaster site, for donations.

“We’re trying to keep this as transparent as possible, so if people could come down here for that and preferably cheques (for funds),” said Toka Jnr.

Gloria Bauai