Home #52 - Fort Erie Community Build (2016)

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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.

Adopt-a-Build-Day Schedule

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 dawn@habitatniagara.ca


If you would like to collect donations in person instead of online, please download a pledge form.

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 SolutionsCanada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, Niagara Region, Canadian Niagara Power, Circle P Paving, Hugh James Corcoran Memorial Trust Fund, Pollard Windows and Doors,


Special thanks to the businesses for providing meals to our work-site volunteers: Chuck's Roadhouse Bar and Grill, McDonalds Restaurant Fort Erie,

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