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Building Hope on Bloor Street

LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
May 26th, 2012 at 8:37am

habitat for humanityOn Thursday, May 24, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie and Area broke ground for its seventh house build at 229 Bloor St.

This groundbreaking will soon see a home rise from what is a now barren piece of dirt.

The new partner family, the Devlins, were joined by family, friends, staff and volunteers from HFHSSMA for the celebratory event.

Also in attendance were David King, Mimi Silk and Carolyn Kelly who presented a $15,000 cheque from RBC Foundation for the house.

Linda Lewis and Janine Brodie of the HFHSSMA Board of Directors, Katrina Zelinski of Habitat’s first partner family, and Pastor Jeremy Edgar took part in the inspiring ceremony.

Habitat houses are built almost entirely using volunteer labour, so HFHSSMA is now looking for volunteers to help on the new build.

Anyone interested can call the local affiliate at 705-942-7443 to register or obtain more information.

About Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie and Area

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, non-profit housing program dedicated to building affordable homes in partnership with families.

Homeowners contribute “sweat equity” volunteer hours and then repay a long term, interest free mortgage.

Since 2004, six families have partnered with HFHSSMA to build homes.

These builds were possible with the generous support of many individuals, groups and businesses within the community.

Dozens of volunteers have contributed hundreds of hours of labour on each house.


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