Vancouver Island North
Since 2004 Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Society has built ten duplexes on the North Island, providing twenty North Island families the opportunity to become homeowners. We recently acquired land on Lake Trail Road in Courtenay, which will eventually house eleven additional partner families.
We have two Restores, one in Campbell River and one in Courtenay, which help fund the building of new homes. New and previously used building materials home furnishings and appliances are donated, by local businesses, and private donors. The items are cleaned and tested before being made available for sale. By recycling through our ReStore’s tons of usable materials are diverted from our landfills.
Established in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada has 65 affiliates and has built over 2,500 homes nationwide. This is thanks to more than 300,000 volunteers, who have logged in 11.2 plus million hours on build sites. Working under the direction of trained professionals, volunteers have hammered 35.4 million nails and screwed in 56,000 light bulbs! They’ve installed 3,000 toilets, 5,000 sinks, 24,000 windows and 36,000 doors, and applied 80,000 gallons of paint to help transform houses into homes. Not to mention the thousands more who have helped build homes in other countries through our Global Village International Volunteer Program.
Habitat for Humanity International began in America, Georgia in 1976 through the passionate efforts of Linda and Millard Fuller. Their goal was simple: to provide access to safe and decent housing for everyone, and have people from all walks of life come together to make this vision come true. In 1984, former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took part in their first ever Habitat build, putting the organization on the map. Every year since, the Carters take on a new build site. Through their commitment and many others, Habitat has built 800,000 houses in 100 plus countries around the world, providing more than 4 million people with safe, decent and affordable shelter.