Home #54 - Grimsby, Community Build (2017)

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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.

Two big donor announcements as Habitat Niagara kicks-off Grimsby home build.

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!

Build-Day Schedule

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 / karen@habitatniagara.ca or Dawn Marie Cavasin at 905-685-7395 x204 /dawn@habitatniagara.ca

*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 RegionPollard 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 VillageThe Judge and Jester, Gino’s Pizza, 50 Point Market, Station One Coffee House

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