Homeless Alliance relaunches fund to purchase building
The Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness (BAEH) officially launched the iPLEDGE II Building Campaign to buy the property they occupy.
The original campaign started in 2021 to raise $1 million to secure full ownership of the building which is currently home to their operations at Spry Street in Bridgetown.
President Kemar Saffrey said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their campaign was interrupted. Now, they were prepared to close the deal.
“It was quite a hectic year. However, I am happy to report that in the time . . . we would have raised roughly $300 000 in that short span of time and we are now relaunching the campaign to pay the balance, which is the $700 000.
“We want to push now and encourage Barbadians to come back on board,” he said during a press conference on Thursday.
Saffrey said the campaign was also aimed at educating the public about homelessness and BAEH’s role.
“iPLEDGE II is going to work with a series of videos because one of the things we want to do is show people what we do. We’re going to be doing a number of town hall meetings on homelessness. We’re also going to be hitting the schools and different businesses to educate them about homelessness because we just don’t want to be a building campaign but we want to educate Barbados as to what the organisation does and get them involved,” he revealed. (RT)