Visitors to Carrick-on-Shannon this weekend or those simply driving through the county town won’t have been able to miss the excitement that is happening on the River Shannon. Gerry McCormack, owner of Proglass Windsreens was this morning lifted above the Shannon while locked in a glass cube and he will remain elevated over the river until Sunday afternoon.
Gerry, who has been hoisted 50 metres above the Shannon by a crane will be fasting for the 48 hours he remains in the glass box. He hopes to raise €5,000 to fund his third trip to Haiti this coming May.
Speaking to the Leitrim Observer before he entered the glass box Gerry said, “ “It costs about €3,000 to build a house over there and along with other volunteers all over the country, we hope to build about 50 houses in Haiti”, he continued.
Gerry thanked the local Gardai, Leitrim County Council and Carrick-on-Shannon Chamber of Commerce for their co-operation and support. “Without these groups behind me, I would not be able to do this”, he said.
More details of the Build It Week can be found on Haven’s website www.havenpartnership.org or search Hanging Out For Haiti on Facebook.