Man’s trip to help build new homes for refugees

David McCarthy is going to the Dominican Republic  with Mission Direct to help build new villages for those made homeless by the Haitian floods. He goes on 31st March
David McCarthy is going to the Dominican Republic with Mission Direct to help build new villages for those made homeless by the Haitian floods. He goes on 31st March
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A retired man from Great Barton is travelling to the Dominican Republic to help build homes for the victims of the Haitian hurricane

David McCarthy, 70, is taking part in a scheme being run by volunteer organisation Mission Direct which is working with local charity The Samaritan Foundation to build new villages for refugees.

So far 1,200 homes have been constructed, each with access to water, electricity and a toilet.

Residents also have access to medical help, education and vocational training.

David, a retired building sergvices engineer, said: “Having been widowed last year, this is exactly the kind of worthwhile adventure that I need, giving a helping hand to people who are going through experiences far worse than any I’ve had.”

David’s expenses have been met and he is hoping to raise money which will go directyly to the project.

You can donate online at www.btplc.com/mydonate and enter David’s name under ‘Sponsor a Fundraiser’.