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News Release: Habitat Wood Buffalo Holding Open House

Habitat Wood Buffalo Holding Open House for Railway Avenue Build

We will be holding an information session for our upcoming Railway Avenue Build project in Fort McMurray. Staff and volunteers will be available at the open house to chat about the build and the many ways the Wood Buffalo community can get involved. A single family home is planned for the Railway Avenue home (in Waterways), with construction scheduled to commence in the spring of 2016. Build plans will be on display at the open house info session. Event details: Sunday, December 13th 1:30 pm to 3:00pm Lion’s Club house on Tolen Drive Thank you so much for your continued support. We hope to see you there!  

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Genworth Meaning of Home Essay Writing Contest

genworth_moh_2015_poster.indd To show children and their families the importance of having a safe, decent and affordable home, Genworth Canada, a partner of Habitat for Humanity Canada since 2000, presents the Meaning of Home essay writing contest. The Meaning of Home contest calls on students from 4th to 6th grade to participate. For each Meaning of Home essay entered by a student from our region, Genworth will donate $5 to the Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, participants have a chance to win the top prize which consists of a $50,000 donation from Genworth Canada to the Habitat for Humanity affiliate of their choice, while the winner’s school receives $1,000. Contest ends on November 9th 2015.
For more information including contest details and complete list of prizes, please visit the official contest website: http://meaningofhome.ca

Railway Avenue Wall Raiser

Railway Avenue Wall Raiser Fundraising Campaign

We’re building our 5th home in the Wood Buffalo region in the Spring of 2016. Help us raise the walls!

Donate today and help us raise the walls for our build on Railway Avenue. With the fundraising goal of $25,000 we will be able to cover the cost of manufacturing, shipping and raising the prefabricated walls for the build. To make a donation today, click the button or copy & paste the link provided below.

 

Donate to Wall Raiser

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Please help us spread the word by sharing this campaign with your friends and family. We are very grateful for your continued help and support; it is with the community’s generosity that we are able to continue our mission to build safe, affordable homes and promote homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty.

Join Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Workshop

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce to host workshop as part of Small Business Week; proceed go toward Habitat Wood Buffalo.

As a part of Small Business Week, the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop “Professional Relationships- Making the Most of your Professional Partners in these Challenging Times.” Date: Monday, October 19th Time: 7:30am to 9:30am Location: Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre  (more…)

Thank You for Supporting The Pop-Up ReSale Event

Habitat for Humanity Wood Buffalo is so grateful to the RM Wood Buffalo for supporting the Pop-Up ReSale Event.

We held our first Pop-Up ReSale Event the past weekend (September 25th-27th) at the Fall Show and Market to raise funds for our upcoming build and we very thankful to our community for its unwavering support. We are happy to report that we have raised just over $2,400 in store sales. Our 50/50 draw also reached a total of $1020, where the winner, Christal Goodyear won $510. All proceeds of this event will go toward our upcoming build. A big THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers who tirelessly helped us put this event together–from picking up donations, setting up and manning the booth. Thank you very much! We’re also very grateful to everyone who purchased from our very first Pop-Up ReSale Event. Thank you very much fort yours support. With your help and support, we can continue to help in building homes; building hope.  

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