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Wednesday August 21st, 2013

Posted at 7:09pm

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Wednesday morning, Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex held the Groundbreaking Ceremony for its 2013 Amherstburg Build Project. This is the first home being built in Amherstburg, and the 54th Habitat home to be built since Habitat for Humanity first came to Windsor-Essex County 19 years ago.

“The residents, businesses and the town of Amherstburg have been extremely supportive of our project in their town” says Ed Link, Board Chair, HFHWE. “We are looking forward to further expanding our program in the county.” Link adds.

Habitat officals say that they decided to take 2012 off from building in order to renovate their ReStore, which is the major fundraising vehicle for the organization, as well as to build their land-bank for upcoming builds. “Due to the needs of the Partner Family, it was a time consuming process to find the appropriate build site, and we are very pleased that were able to secure one that serve the needs of both the family and the affiliate” says Acting Affiliate Supervisor, Bill Hess.

The Paquette family Justin, Melissa, Noah, Nash and Ethan are eager to start building their very first home through the HFHWE Affordable Homeownership Program. “It has been a long process, but now that the wheels are in motion, it is really exciting” states Justin Paquette. “Our boys are so excited to have their own yard to play in” adds Justin.

Work on the home is scheduled to begin immediately following the Groundbreaking Ceremony, with the Building Blitz running from September 24th through October 12th.

If you are interested in volunteering for the build, a corporate team build day or sponsoring a lunch or snack for our Build Volunteers during the Blitz, you can contact Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex at 519-969-3762 ext. 29 or by email: [email protected]

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