Bikers to the rescue

Members of the Freedom Riders Association deliver food ration packs to residents of Nakasi HART homes. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Fijian bikers have come to the aid of Housing Assistance Relief Trust (HART) residents in Suva.

The bikers, under the banner of “Freedom Riders Association” said they read about the plight of Nakasi, Makoi and Nasinu HART residents in The Fiji Times and decided to do something about it.

Diven Prasad, spokesman for the association, also urged those who are able to reach out a helping hand.

“We decided to seek donations and contact those in the HART through The Fiji Times and then we helped these people out,” he said.

“Organisations such as Fiji Law Society, Freedom Riders and several other individuals have assisted us to get the groceries done.”

Mr Prasad said they received several phone calls from people willing to help. He said people who could afford to could simply add one extra item to their shopping list and this could be used to help the less fortunate in society.

“Suppose 20 people purchase one additional item, imagine how many we could help.”

Mr Prasad said they met a mother and her daughter from Makoi HART homes whose story was highlighted in The Fiji Times.

He said more than 12 families had been assisted and their work to help others would continue.

Mr Prasad said people who wished to be part of their outreach program could contact the Freedom Riders Association president Naren Naidu or Mr Prasad on 3318250.

He encouraged anyone who knew of families who were in desperate need to reach out to the association.

“Our association motto used to be ‘look twice to save a life’ but it has since changed to ‘help a family and make them smile.”

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