Published 15 November 2009
Habitat for Humanity NZ has a team of 12 in Samoa adding an ablution block & increased kitchen facilities to the church hall in Lepa, and wants to send up to 25 people/week to Samoa to rebuild 400 fales.
The next team leaves next week. The organisation is looking for tradespeople & handymen/women to go for 2-week periods to build.
Stanley Group Ltd managing director Kevin Stanley said today the company’s traditional Christmas gift to employees would instead go to the Habitat for Humanity Samoa relief fund to help with post-tsunami recovery efforts, which he said had been suggested by staff.
“We would normally spend about $100/employee family, so this year we will send a cheque of $8500 to Samoa.”
In addition, Stanley Group has decided to sponsor 2 employees for a 2-week stint in Samoa to assist in the building process before Christmas.
The Stanley Group has 5 specialist companies: Stanley Construction, Stanley Joinery, Stanley Interiors, Stanley Eco-Build & Stanley Modular.
Habitat for Humanity is an international not-for-profit organisation. Its ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty housing & homelessness. In New Zealand, it built its first house in 1993, has since helped 300 families and has expanded to 12 offices.
Websites: Habitat for Humanity
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Attribution: Stanley release & website, Habitat website, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.