Rotarian poses as homeless man to raise funds for charity
OVER $7 000 HAS been raised by the Rotary Club of Barbados through Homeless for 24, an initiative undertaken by Rotarian Nicholas Waithe.
Homeless for 24 is part of a social media campaign entitled Faces Speak which was designed to raise awareness of the homeless and poor in our society, while encouraging the public to assist the less fortunate.
Waithe, a young retail and marketing coordinator, impersonated a homeless man for 24 hours along Broad Street in Bridgetown from November 21.
A video of his experiences was shot and edited by Damien Pinder, co-founder of local company Nu Visual Media and in less than 36 hours, it had amassed over 6 000 views and over 400 shares.
It was revealed during a media launch in the ICT building, Warrens, St Michael today and is available on the Faces Speak Facebook page.
President of the Rotary Club of Barbados Jedder Robinson congratulated Waithe on a job very well done. (MR)