More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. In commemoration of World Habitat Day, we are holding a volunteer recruitment event to help bring attention to the need for adequate housing around the world and in the Comox Valley.
On this Monday, October 2nd, we are hosting World Habitat Day celebrations at the Comox Valley and Campbell River ReStores from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Complimentary coffee and cake will be served, and information will be provided about volunteer opportunities, current and upcoming build projects, and family selection.
“Whether they are swinging a hammer or making sandwiches to feed fellow volunteers, every Habitat volunteer makes a difference in our community in general and in the lives of our homeowner families in particular,” says Courtenay Volunteer Manager Terri Perrin. “The excitement is building for our 10-unit Lake Trail Road project in Courtenay and another 11 homes on Hilchey Road in Campbell River. This is the most ambitious time in Habitat VIN’s history and World Habitat Day is cause for celebration of our achievements past, present and future.”
“World Habitat Day presents an opportunity for us to welcome the public into our two ReStores for a casual open house,” adds Campbell River Volunteer Manager Michele Vanderwoude. “Be sure to drop by the ReStore in your community to enjoy coffee, cake and a chat. Learn more about our two build projects and how you, your business, or your community group can get involved to help build affordable housing for local families on the North Island.”
People interested in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity are welcome to contact the store in their community:
Courtenay ReStore (1755 – 13 Street)
Contact Terri Perrin at 250-334-3777, ext. 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campbell River ReStore (1725B Willow Street)
Contact Michele Vanderwoude at 250-830-1493, ext 224 or email email@example.com.