It’s been a busy summer so far from representatives of Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton, beginning with a ground turning ceremony at Kettle & Stony Point on June 10 where four homes will eventually be built.
This Friday, a new homeowner at 111 Bright Street will receiver her key in a special ceremony.
The new home is earmarked for Kelly Edwards and her daughter Piper with the near completion of the family’s 500 volunteer Haibitat hours, slowed somewhat by the Habitat Restore closure.
“Kelly has worked hard to bring this important goal for her family to fruition,” said Habitat CEO David Waters. “These are the feel-good moments during a difficult when Habitat and our community is trying to put its best foot forward during the covid19 era. It is with the support of everyone in the Sarnia/Lambton area that ensures safe, decent and affordable housing is a real possibility to those that need it the most. The affordable housing shortage in Canada is at a critical level – Habitat Sarnia/Lambton will continue to be an active proponent for change, advancement and social change of mindset towards affordable housing here in our local community.”
Habitat Sarnia/Lambton has been changing the lives of 60 local families/200 individuals since 1994 through building/renovating then selling them simple, decent homes for a $0-down, 0%-interest, Habitat held, geared-to-income mortgage. The Habitat Handyman program is experiencing its best year to date servicing hundreds of families providing affordable home improvements. Social enterprise Sarnia ReStore is #7 in Canada with net revenues paying 100% of operational and administrative expenses, ensuring 100% of donations received build more homes for more local families.