Habitat for Humanity celebrating latest housing project

Organization mobilizes volunteers and partners to build housing for low income, working families

  • Aug. 18, 2016 4:00 p.m.

 

On Aug. 18th, Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region will be hosting two events in order to celebrate their latest housing project in Lacombe.

A sod turning ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. at 29 Sheep Close in Lacombe where the four newest Habitat homes will begin construction later this summer.

This event is open to the public, with special guests Mayor Steve Christie and local MLA Ron Orr; as well as representatives from Habitat Red Deer partner organizations and a group of Habitat volunteers.

Attendees will have a chance to see the new build site, chat with special guests and volunteers, as well as view the plans for the newest project.

Following the sod turning ceremony, the second annual Formal Garden Party will be held at 6 p.m. at Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre.

To acknowledge Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region sponsors and special guests, the event will feature a Top Chef competition amongst five Alberta chefs, an incredible silent auction, live Bourbon Street style music provided by the Hot Dixieland Jazz Band, and a chance to mingle with attendees Haley Wickenheiser, Jim ‘Bearcat’ Murray, local MLAs, mayors, and Alberta artist Brad Holt (who also donated an original piece for the auction).

All proceeds from this event will help fund the building of the newest homes in Lacombe. Tickets are still available for purchase through Habitat for Humanity Red Deer for any public wishing to attend.

To purchase tickets, or for more information regarding these events, contact Janelle Duffin at 403-309-6080 ext. 2 or janelle.duffin@habitatreddeer.ca.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

The organization mobilizes volunteers and partners to build simple, decent housing in order to provide low income, working families with access to affordable home ownership.

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society strives to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing and promote home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

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