Home #54 - Grimsby, Community Build (2017)
Habitat for Humanity Niagara is building a new home for Eduardo, Vanesa and their three children on the corner of Baker Road and Central Avenue in Grimsby.
Married for 13 years Eduardo and Vanesa spent seven of those years looking for a better house to live in for their family of five. They wanted a healthier environment for their children where they could flourish and be proud of where they lived.
Their current housing situation has a multitude of maintenance issues. They were desperate to find a better place.
“We couldn’t afford a house that was in good shape, the market has changed and the cost is high,” said Eduardo. “We were shown a lot of old houses that needed a lot of fixing. I felt hopeless to find a good house for our family.”
As their dream of owning a home started to fade their real estate agent recommended to them to apply to Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program. Once they were qualified and then accepted their dream started to become a reality. “It was a blessing from above, God has answered our prayers,” said Vanesa.
You can get involved and help to build the house through our Habitat Build Day sponsorship program that provides organizations, service clubs, churches and even groups of friends with a unique way to give back to their community and learn a new skill. A combination of volunteer hours and financial contributions doubles your group’s impact. Help build a Habitat house for a Niagara family, see the schedule below to reserve your team's build day!
Below is the Build Day schedule to construct the house. Please note that tasks cannot be guaranteed and are subject to change. To reserve your team’s Build Day, please contact Karen Dolyniuk at 905-685-7395 x205 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Dawn Marie Cavasin at 905-685-7395 x204 /email@example.com
*Participants must be 16 years of age or older
Raising funds to participate in your Habitat Build Day is easy! CLICK HERE TO SET UP YOUR ONLINE PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE OR TO PLEDGE A PARTICIPANT!
If you would like to collect donations in person instead of online, please download a pledge form.
|Date||Task||# of Volunteers||Reserved|
|Tuesday, January 10, 2017||Framing||6||John Deere Canada|
|Wednesday, January 11, 2017||Framing||6||John Deere Canada|
|Thursday, January 12, 2017||Framing||6||John Deere Canada|
|Thursday, January 26, 2017||Basement Framing||6||Habitat homeowner family|
|Friday, January 27, 2017||Basement Framing||6||Habitat homeowner family|
|Tuesday, February 14, 2017||Insulation||6||Grimsby Secondary School|
|Wednesday, February 15, 2017||Insulation||6||Grimsby Secondary School|
|Thursday, February 16, 2017||Insulation||6||RESERVED|
|Monday, March 20, 2017||Flooring||6||Neighbourhood Build Day|
|Tuesday, March 21, 2017||Flooring||6|
|Wednesday, March 22, 2017||Flooring||6|
|Thursday, March 23, 2017||Trim||6||DJB|
|Friday, March 24, 2017||Trim||6||Royal LePage|
|Monday, March 27, 2017||Trim||6||LakeMount Worship Centre|
|Tuesday, March 28, 2017||Trim||6||LakeMount Worship Centre|
|Wednesday, March 29, 2017||Trim||6||John Deere Canada|
|Thursday, March 30, 2017||Paint||6||John Deere Canada|
|Friday, March 31, 2017||Paint||6||Centennial Park Baptist Church|
|Monday, April 3, 2017||Paint||6|
|Tuesday, April 4, 2017||Paint||6||Grimsby Rotary @ Noon|
|Wednesday, April 5, 2017||Paint||6||Town of Grimsby|
|Thursday, April 6, 2017||Paint||6||Town of Lincoln|
|Friday, April 7, 2017||Paint||6||Meridian|
|Wednesday, April 26, 2017||Finishing||6|
|Thursday, April 27, 2017||Finishing||6||Town of Lincoln|
|Friday, April 28, 2017||Landscaping||10 - 12||Danfoss Drives|
|Thursday, May 11, 2017||Cleaning||6||Grimsby Benevolent Fund|
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: John Deere, Town of Grimsby, Niagara Regional Housing, Town of Grimsby, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, Niagara Region, Pollard Windows and Doors, Grimsby Rotary @Noon, Cotton Inc., Niagara Volunteer Framing Crew, Grimsby Benevolent Fund
Special thanks to the businesses for providing meals to our work-site volunteers: St. John's Presbyterian Church, Grimsby Diner, Trinity United Church, LakeMount Worship Centre, Lincoln Park Retirement, McDonalds, Fruitland CRC, Maplecrest Village, The Judge and Jester, Gino’s Pizza, 50 Point Market, Station One Coffee HouseSee More Photos See All Past Builds