DATE: July 03, 2012
Chatham, ON—Habitat for Humanity, Chatham-Kent, recently received $1,500 as part of CLAC’s Building Communities Together program.
The charity was nominated by Local 519 member Lawrence Jasper, chief steward at Sinteris, a manufacturing company in Blenheim, Ontario.
Founded in 2009, Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. With the help of volunteers, the organization is looking forward to completing its first home in Chatham-Kent in the spring of 2013, on land donated by CLAC in 2011.
During the building of this home, people from all walks of life in the community came together to donate materials, time, and support in providing a local family a helping hand up and offering them a chance at a better life. Through the building of this home, volunteers had the opportunity to gain skills, build relationships, and deepen their sense of pride and belonging in their community.
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