HB Fire Appeal

Over K900, 000 raised for HB Fire Appeal

Co-chair of the Hanuabada Village Fire Appeal, Dadi Toka Jr said he is pushing to have most of the houses ready before Christmas.

“Work has started. A couple of the houses have started putting in the timber that goes into the mud to set up the foundations of the houses that will go over water.

He added the money raised will cover the houses that were razed to the ground plus those that were partly damaged from the fire.

HB Fire: Appeal group set up in Cairns

The appeal group is particularly seeking donations of clothing, toiletries, linen and kitchen items, which will be shipped to Port Moresby.

There will be a benefit concert on Saturday Sept 9, at Tigers Club, off Behan Street Manunda, starting at 6pm.

PNG food will be provided and tickets are $20.

Entertainment includes the popular local PNG/indigenous bands Kamali, Flavor, and Justin Wellington Sunset Raga.

Co-ordinator Olive Tau Davis said that the 200 people who have lost their homes and all of their possessions are in desperate need of assistance.

Half a million raised from HB appeal

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.