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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. 

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

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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