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Wednesday April 8th, 2015

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Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex in partnership with Access County Community Support Services is opening a part time office in Leamington. The new office will expand their presence in Essex County serving both Leamington and Kingsville.

Over the next year, they plan towill work with Leamington’s Economic Development Office to secure and launch a Habitat for Humanity ReStore as well as a new home build scheduled for the fall of 2016.

“This is a key organization for our community” said Mayor John Paterson. “This expansion will allow us to continue to support the needs of those in the area, while providing a valuable option for residents and organizations who are passionate about re-using and recycling materials. This initiative and HFHWE’s growth plan fits nicely with our intention to make this an affordable and sustainable community” added Paterson.

“Community support is key to the expansion said HFHWE’s Executive Director Mike Van de Vlist. “Habitat for Humanity is employing a slow build to create this support. The announcement has occurred, the office opening is planned, and the slow build has begun. Now we begin the asking, the seeking, and the locating, of people, land, buildings and resources. This is where we need your help” added Van de Vlist.

 

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