Habitat For Humanity’s 8th Annual Build-a-thon This Weekend

July 9, 2014, 11:14 AM HST · Updated July 9, 11:15 AM
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Rendering image, courtesy Habitat for Humanity, Maui.

Rendering image, courtesy Habitat for Humanity, Maui.

By Wendy Osher

Habitat for Humanity Maui presents its eighth annual Build-A-Thon on Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, 2014, at the Kahawai Street affordable housing project in Happy Valley. 

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The event is an annual fundraiser to promote awareness of, and help to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness in the community. 

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The organization expects to host more than 100 volunteers during the two-day event, with participants to work directly alongside Habitat’s partner families.  

Participants will help with construction on a three-story, 16 unit condominium project on Kahawai Street in Happy Valley. The project includes 12 one-bedroom, one-bathroom units, measuring 595 square feet; and four two-bedroom, one- bathroom units, measuring 874 square feet, according to project planning material.

In an earlier announcement, Habitat executives said that with a 0% interest mortgage and the support of volunteers who are helping to build the housing, Habitat for Humanity anticipates the average mortgage payment will be between $1,000 and $1,500 a month.

“The Build-A-Thon is usually a special day of work,” said Community Relations Director Max Tornai. “If you can’t join us for this year’s Build-A-Thon, we can use your help any day of the week,” he said.

Inidividuals interested in participating in the Build-A-Thon event, or volunteering with Habitat for Humanity can do so by calling (808) 242-1140, or visit by visiting the Habitat for Humanity Maui website.

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