Habitat for Humanity begins construction on more homes

  • Jul. 17, 2013 3:21 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity will be building a triplex for three more local families this summer.

“It’s because of the hard work and dedication of the volunteers, donors and Habitat staff in this community that this land can be transformed to provide three more families with the hand up of affordable Habitat ownership,” said Kevin Marshman, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada.

“These families will no longer have to make impossible choices between things like shelter and other basic necessities such as food and clothing.”

He said that the completion of the homes will not only provide families with a place to call home, but will also enable them access to a significant asset as they pay down their mortgage and break the cycle of poverty.

Mayor Morris Flewwelling said the City is “delighted and honoured” to be part of another Habitat for Humanity project. “Red Deer is famous for its community spirit and ‘can do’ attitude,” he said.

“We support the concept of helping families break that barrier of adversity with just a little help from their friends, neighbours and community.

The home will not be a hand out – the recipient will need to put in their work, commitment and money, but it will be affordable, he said.

“As for the volunteers, we have faith in the edict ‘If you build it, they will come’. Once again, our community is stepping up to the plate to prove that Red Deer is a great place to live, work and play.”

-Weber

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