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Nalco Champion Participates in Habitat for Humanity Wood Buffalo’s Team Build Day

Habitat Wood Buffalo: Nalco Champion adopts  a build day  

As part of HFH Wood Buffalo’s Adopt-a-Day partnership program, Nalco Champion (an Ecolab company) spent a day at the Greenbrier Bay build site to help paint the Habitat home’s interior.


Nalco Champion (an Ecolab company) participated in Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Wood Buffalo’s first team build day yesterday, December 14, 2014. This is part of HFH Wood Buffalo’s Adopt-A-Day Program—a team building opportunity that allows corporate teams to spend a day to help build a Habitat home.

The Nalco Champion team was organized by Rohit Murti and Shaheen Zangooi. Both having had experience volunteering at other HFH affiliates, they reached out to HFH Wood Buffalo, eager to get involved. As a team build partner, Nalco Champion donated $7500 to HFH Wood Buffalo. In turn, they spent the day on the build site in Greenbrier Bay, painting the interior of the house; building not only company spirit and camaraderie, but also a new home for a Habitat partner family.

Habitat wood Buffalo: Melissa sorting papersThe day started with registration and a safety training facilitated by volunteer Melissa MacIver. Afterwards, they suited up with  the necessary safety gear. Nalco Champion’s hard-working group of nine were led and guided by site supervisor, Conrad Field and Terry Nelmes of Chatman Restoration who provided some painting materials and expertise. The team worked together as colleagues in a safe and fun environment.

Morning and afternoon snacks were provided for the team with the help of Board of Director and volunteer snack coordinator, Margaret Zolecki. Nalco Champion will receive a copy of photos taken during the team building activity as a souvenir for the day.

 More pictures of the Nalco Champion Team Build Day uploaded on our Facebook page.

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Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners to build affordable housing and promote homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty. With the help of volunteers, our organization has provided three families with safe, decent and affordable housing in Fort McMurray, Alberta–with the Greenbrier Bay build being our forth project. If you or your company are interested to learn more about HFH Wood Buffalo and its different partnership programs please visit our partnership page.

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