Home #52 - Fort Erie Community Build (2016)
A brand new Habitat for Humanity house will be built for Carlos, Rocio and their five children on a lot that was generously donated by a friend of Habitat, located on Crescent Road in Fort Erie.
The family who immigrated to Canada in February 2011, found it difficult to leave their home country of El Salvador, but when their family was threatened by gang violence, they knew they needed to leave to protect their children.
Carlos, who is a Dentist, is currently working through school to be able to work as a Dental Hygienist here in Canada and Rocio is a biologist who managed a natural reserve. Both Carlos and Rocio are very active in their community of Fort Erie, helping other Latin families settle in Canada.
The family is excited to have a home of their own and look forward to the freedom of being able to paint the rooms the colours they wish, plant gardens and a tree that they know they will be around to see grow tall. The security of owning their home was a dream when they came to Canada and now it's becoming a reality.
This house will be built with the help of individuals and community businesses.
Below is the Adopt-a-Day schedule for the Fort Erie builds. Please note that tasks cannot be guaranteed and are subject to change. To reserve your team’s build day, please contact Dawn Marie Cavasin at 905-685-7395 x204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Date||Task||# of Volunteers
|Saturday, September 24||Main Floor Framing||6 - 8||Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre Youth Council|
|Monday, September 26||Framing Blitz||15-20 (2 groups of 8-10)||TD Canada Trust Fort Erie|
|Tuesday, September 27||Basement Framing||6-8||Rich Products Fort Erie|
|Wednesday, September 28||Basement Framing||6-8||Chuck's Roadhouse Bar & Grill|
|Thursday, September 29||Basement Framing||6-8||Beatties|
|Monday, October 3||Deck||6-8||Community Living Fort Erie|
|Tuesday, October 4||Deck||6-8||Royal LePage|
|Wednesday, October 5||Deck||6-8||TD Canada Trust Fort Erie|
|Thursday, October 6||Deck||6-8||Town of Fort Erie|
|Friday, October 14||Landscape||8 - 10||Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium|
|Wednesday, October 19||Insulation||6-8||Media Build Day|
|Thursday, October 20||Insulation||6-8||Enbridge|
|Friday, October 21||Insulation||6-8||Durward Jones Barkwell & Company|
|Tuesday, October 25||Fence||6||CMHC|
|Monday, November 14||Painting||6-8||Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre|
|Tuesday, November 15||Painting||6-8||Canadian Niagara Power|
|Wednesday, November 16||Painting||6-8||Jennifer Biscaro, Financial Advisor - The Co-operators|
|Thursday, November 17||Painting||6-8||Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre|
|Friday, November 18||Painting||6-8||Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Corporation|
|Wednesday, November 23||Flooring||6-8||Community Living Fort Erie|
|Thursday, November 24||Flooring||6-8||Delta Bingo|
|Friday, November 25||Flooring||6-8||Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium|
|Wednesday, November 30||Trim||6-8||Rich Products Fort Erie|
|Thursday, December 1||Trim||6-8||Neighbourhood Build Day|
|Friday, December 2||Trim||6-8||TD Wealth|
|Monday, December 5||Trim||6-8||Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce|
|Tuesday, December 6||Trim||6-8||Circle P Paving|
|Wednesday, December 7||Finish||6-8||Buffalo Canoe Club|
|Thursday, December 8||Finish||6-8||Borderview Veterinary Hospital|
|Monday, December 12||Cleaning||6||Habitat Family|
Thank you! Habitat would like to thank our major sponsors and partners for their generous support and contributions to this build!
Sponsors and partners to date: Niagara Regional Housing, Town of Fort Erie, Landmark Home Solutions, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, Niagara Region, Canadian Niagara Power, Circle P Paving, Hugh James Corcoran Memorial Trust Fund, Pollard Windows and Doors,
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