100 houses for the needy

March 30, 2017
In this 2013 photo, this elderly woman appears contented after she benefited from a Food for the Poor house. Her previous house was demolished by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

More than 100 houses have been constructed over the past two years by Food For The Poor with money collected through its 5K Run/Walk.

The charity organisation said it has raised over $80 million through the 5K in the first two years of the fundraising event.

The third staging of the 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 13 in Kingston.

"The goal of the event is to raise funds to construct 100 houses for needy persons in the 14 parishes of the island," Food For The Poor said.

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