Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is celebrating their local involvement in the Carter Work Project on July 13th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The community is invited to join Mayor Andy Adams, North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney, and the future homeowner families on the Habitat build site at 477 Hilchey Road.
Campbell River is one of almost 50 communities across Canada participating in the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project to help build 150 new homes for Canada’s 150th anniversary. The initiative is Habitat Canada’s biggest ever build project, and our local Habitat will acknowledge this by bringing together the community for cake, entertainment, children’s activities, guest speakers, and the opportunity to tour the future Habitat homes.
“Our 477 Hilchey Road lot will eventually house eleven local families, and the Carter Work Project has been a great way to kick off the first duplex and build momentum for the rest of the project,” said Cady Corman, Communications Coordinator for Habitat VIN. “Habitat’s homeownership program helps families in need of a safe and affordable home, but it also brings together the community with a common goal. This event is focused on building and celebrating that sense of community.”
With the help of hundreds of volunteers from the Campbell River area, Habitat VIN worked on a home for the two local families who also participated in the build. Stefan and Amy and their two children, along with Bobbi and two of her children, are partnering with Habitat to own their own homes. Habitat for Humanity homes are not free, and homeowners pay an interest-free, affordable mortgage to own their Habitat home, and volunteer 500 hours with Habitat while taking classes in topics such as financial management.
“This truly is a Pan-Canadian initiative, and we’re thrilled that Habitat Vancouver Island North is helping us mark Canada’s 150th by building a duplex in Campbell River,” said Mark Rodgers, Habitat for Humanity Canada’s President and CEO. “For every dollar invested in your local Habitat, there are $4 of benefits in social impact to the community. Through affordable homeownership, we’re helping families build strength, stability and independence – and we’re helping build stronger communities as well.”
To learn more about the Carter Work Project Celebration, and to RSVP, visit habitatnorthisland.com/cwp or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is family-friendly and free, and anyone is welcome to attend.