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Habitat celebrating Canada 150th and Owen Sound 160th with two new builds

March 9, 2017
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 Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is planning to build 2 single dwelling houses in Owen Sound in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and the city’s 160th anniversary.

This Build will also be part of the 34th Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project. The former U.S. president and his wife will be in Canada this summer, focusing their efforts in Edmonton and Winnipeg but the Carter Work Project will be a nation-wide effort with over 40 communities in every province and territory in Canada, including Owen Sound, helping us reach our goal of building 150 homes for Canada’s 150th year – Habitat Canada’s biggest build project ever!

After an extensive selection process, 2 local families have been selected to purchase the new houses being built in Owen Sound. Habitat is inviting the community to get involved in this project. Volunteers are needed to serve on 3 Committees: Construction, Food, and Fundraising as well as help at the Build site. These committees will begin their work prior to construction so everything is in place for “shovels to go into the ground” mid-May. By using mostly volunteer labour and donated materials, Habitat is able to build homes at low-cost, making them affordable for families who are currently struggling to make ends meet.

An Information Session about the Owen Sound Build will be held on Thursday March 23, 2017 at 7pm at the Community of Christ Church, 2555 8th Avenue West, Owen Sound.

At this session there will be a presentation about Habitat, the Carter Work Project and details on how people and groups, regardless of their skill level, can help with this Build.

To register to attend the Information Session and/or to learn more about Habitat’s Owen Sound Build call (519) 371-6776 or email info@habitatgreybruce.ca.

About Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce

 Established in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

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With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and donors, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Since our beginning, we have served 41 families (63 adults and 89 children) throughout Grey and Bruce counties. All of our administrative costs are paid for by the operation of our three ReStores located in Owen Sound, Hanover and Port Elgin so every dollar donated goes directly into our homebuilding program. For more information, please visit www.habitatgreybruce.ca 

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“I volunteer with Habitat because it gives me a chance to give to others, but in reality, I get so much in return. I don’t have a trade or any special skills to offer, just a desire to help others and really, that’s all you need.”

Amy Keiffer, Walkerton, Ontario


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