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Carshalton Resident Builds Home for Tsunami Victims

May 11, 2006 2:39 PM

Carshalton resident Caroline Takis will be armed with a hammer and nails next week when she visits Sri Lanka to build a house with Habitat for Humanity.

Caroline is being supported by The Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Reuters. The house Caroline builds will be for a family who lost their home in the Tsunami.

Caroline said, "I'm excited to be joining 19 of my Reuters colleagues to support a family in Hikkaduwa in southern Sri Lanka. I'm going to be part of the seventh global team from Reuters to be working with Habitat for Humanity in Sri Lanka."

Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington added, "Housing is still in short supply more than a year after the Tsunami. This new house will make a huge difference to one Sri Lankan family. I urge people to give generously so even more homes can be built."

If people would like to contribute to this good cause they can do so on http://www.justgiving.com/Takis-builds

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is a non-denominational Christian charity dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide.

Since the founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has become a global leader in addressing substandard housing by helping more than 1 000 000 people of all races, faiths and backgrounds to have a simple, decent place to live.

HFH is active in 100 countries and has built or renovated more than 200 000 homes throughout the world.