The build is on!Saturday, October 27, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
SAULT STE. MARIE
The build is on!
Construction has started, and the foundation for Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie’s (HFHSSMA) seventh house is complete.
Framing is scheduled for next week.
Steve, Janice and family are gathering friends and relatives to help with work on the house.
Community volunteers have been coming forward and are preparing to frame, build walls and raise the roof to prepare for work inside the house over the winter months.
Habitat is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can spare some time to help us win the race against Old Man Winter.
We welcome experienced volunteers and those wanting to learn construction skills. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) employees will be joining us for a Build Day in mid-November to help the Devlins achieve something they previously thought impossible - owning a home where they can raise their family and give back to the community in their own way.
We encourage other companies to do the same.
"With each Habitat home built, the cycle of poverty takes another step toward extinction,” said President Linda Lewis. “We are eager to get this build finished so that the Devlins can move into their new home sooner rather than later.”
While the journey to home ownership may be a long one, it is worthwhile.
Habitat makes applications to our home ownership program available from time to time, as we continue to build homes.
Upon completion of the home in 2013 Habitat will invite new partners into the Habitat Family through a screening process in preparation for the next build.
About Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie and Area
Habitat for Humanity is an independent, non-profit housing program dedicated to building affordable homes in partnership with families.
Homeowners contribute “sweat equity” volunteer hours and then repay a long term, interest free mortgage.
Since 2004, six families have partnered with HFHSSMA to build homes.
These builds were possible with the generous support of many individuals, groups and businesses within the community.
Dozens of volunteers have contributed hundreds of hours of labour on each house.