July 16, 2015

CFMS Goes to the Construction Side for ‘Habit for Humanity’

I have been fortunate in that, throughout my life, I have had the luxury of living in a safe, comfortable home. My childhood home was a small two bedroom, one bathroom, wartime home in which my family of four lived very comfortably. You may think to yourself but that does not sound luxurious, but to someone without a home, it would be found palatial.

Over the years I have watched different renovation and building shows on TV, and have since wanted to participate in a ‘Habitat for Humanity’ Build. Well, I have finally taken the plunge! CFMS has put together a team, named the ‘CFMS’ Construction Crew’, for an upcoming ‘Habitat for Humanity’ project. This fall, the CFMS team of myself, Kristine Quan, Vanessa Leung and Aysha Perera will be making our contribution to a worthy cause in the ‘Habitat for Humanity GTA’s Women Build 2015’. There are three separate 2015 ‘Women Build’ projects in the GTA. We are registered for the York Region build, which takes place from September 22 to 26. We will be donning our hard hats and boots for construction on September 24.

Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 in Americus, Georgia by Millard and Linda Fuller. The houses are built from ‘The Fund for Humanity’. The fund is maintained by new homeowners’ loan payments, donations and fund-raising. There is no interest charged on the loans and there is no profit made on the houses. The first house was built in Canada in 1985 in Winkler, Manitoba. Since then Habitat for Humanity Canada has provided homes to 2,700 families nationwide.

We are pleased and excited to be part of such a great organization and a super event. Check back in early October as we plan to have some photos to share!

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