Habitat for Humanity celebrates World Habitat Day

In an effort to make housing a matter of conscience and action, the United Nations has designated the first Monday in October of every year as World Habitat Day.

On Monday, Oct. 5, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North will embrace World Habitat Day at the ReStore on 1755 13th St. in Courtenay.

“Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is a proud supporter of World Habitat Day,” said Karen Bezaire, communications and marketing for Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North. “Our hope is that this global initiative will help raise awareness surrounding the affordable housing crisis here in the Comox Valley and the reality that many families are forced to choose between decent shelter and other basic needs.”

To celebrate World Habitat Day and support the cause, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North will be holding an open house at their 13th Street locale, The Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions regarding upcoming build projects and other fundraising initiatives.

“Please join us to enjoy some coffee, cake and conversation from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.,” a spokesperson said.

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, non-profit, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty by building homes in partnership with hardworking families in need.

The purpose of the organization is to provide simple, decent, affordable housing to those who would not qualify for, or be able to afford, a conventional mortgage.

The Habitat program is about home ownership and is designed to break the poverty cycle, through creating stability within the family structure.

Habitat Vancouver Island North was founded in May 2004. Since that time 16 homes for Vancouver Island North families have been built. The newest location in Campbell River is on Dalton Road and ground breaking will occur spring 2016.

The Selection Committee is currently accepting applications. For more information, visit habitatnorthisland.com or call 250-334-3777.

 

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