The $5 Challenge Is On!
Greater Moncton will attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the longest line of banknotes on December 11th at the Avenir Centre. “The $5 Challenge”, is being undertaken in support of the Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre.
The goal for the challenge is a total of $200,000, which is 40,000 five-dollar bills strung together with tape – totalling a distance of just over 6km.
The Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre is a charitable organization offering counselling and support to those experiencing emotional difficulties as well as victims of family violence and sexual assault along with their children in southeast New Brunswick. The centre provides immediate services on a 24/7 basis to a large geographical region from Alma to Rexton and east to the border of Nova Scotia, servicing a total population of over 220,000. Over 40 per cent of all clients come from the Greater Moncton community itself.
Over the past two years, business and community leaders came together for a regional campaign to raise $4.2 million dollars to build a full-service, 24/7 centre located in Shediac to accommodate the demand of services.
The organization also operates a free clinic, by appointment, located at Headstart in Moncton on weekdays.
This will be a Guinness Official World Record attempt with judging officials flying in internationally to verify. The current record for the longest line of paper currency in a row is held in the United States and was set in 2007.
Organizers emphasize every $5 helps. Donations can also be made online at CanadaHelps.org.