It was a rainy day in May, but that didn’t stop seven enthusiastic employees from Freedom 55 Financial from putting in a full day’s work at the Habitat for Humanity build site on Dalton Road in Campbell River. A generous donation of $5,000 to the Habitat project earned Freedom 55 the privilege of participating in a dedicated ‘Team Build Day’. They worked on a duplex that will provide shelter to two deserving local families.
“The build day was a lot of fun,” explains Denise Ropp, Financial Security Advisor. “While there is a lot of camaraderie that goes on amongst our staff on a day-to-day basis we don’t normally have a chance to work as a team, because we meet with clients independently. Having the opportunity to work together on these two Habitat homes was very special. It pulled us together as a group with a common purpose.
“At Freedom 55 Financial our goal is to help create healthy families with solid financial security,” adds Ropp, who recently joined the Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North board of directors. “We believe that homeownership is one way to help families beat the cycle of poverty, of living pay cheque to pay cheque. We support Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North because they are delivering within the community on the type of initiatives we believe in.”