They took one Saturday in June to install a Nortel telephone system donated by the Mount Lehman Credit Union in Abbotsford.
Telus called Habitat to see if they could spend a day painting the same week that the credit union donated the telephone system to Habitat.
“Until today, we had six telephones connected to the same line, so if I wanted to make a call, I would have to listen for a clear line before dialing,” says local Habitat executive director Deb Roth. “It was like the old days of party lines where more than one household shared the same number.
The total value of the telephone system and instal is about $5,000. That is money Habitat says it can now put towards its next build scheduled for spring 2012.
Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a handout, by providing affordable home ownership to partner families in need at a zero interest mortgage.
Habitat also operates two ReStores, one in the Comox Valley and one in Campbell River, where it sells new and gently used building supplies to fund our operations.
For more information or to learn about how you can help, visit www.habitatnorthisland.com or call 250-334-3777.
— Habitat for Humanity