HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Ontario Gateway North
Pointe au Baril Adopt a Home Project
by Britta Gerwin, Director, Development & Communications
This Pointe au Baril Habitat build leads the way towards a stronger village and good relationship between islanders and village residents. We all win with this community project, supporting a way forward.
Please let me tell you what Habitat for Humanity does, and just as importantly, how we do it. Habitat’s mission is to mobilize community volunteers and partners to help a neighbor in need. Our ideal is to build on land that has been donated on North Shore Road, with donated materials, using volunteered labor. Habitat has never built in Pointe au Baril. We are now partnering with members of the community in an effort to build the first local Habitat home for
a hardworking family.
Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North is a registered charity. As such, we are pleased to recognize the donation of funds, land, materials and professional labor with a charitable tax receipt for both Canadian and American donors.
Habitat builds decent, basic homes that we sell at fair market value to carefully screened, hardworking families who don’t qualify for the conventional bank financing that would let them buy their way out of substandard living conditions. We don’t give people a hand-out, we give deserving neighbors a hand-up. By doing so, we reshape the future and sense of possibility for their children and for the generations of family
I’m pleased and excited to partner with supporters in Pointe au Baril, the surrounding area, and its seasonal community. This is an invitation for you to also mobilize with Habitat to build a home, to build hope for a neighbor family, and to build a stronger community for ourselves and for our children.
Director, Development & Communications
Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North
(705) 644-2849 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pointe au Baril Habitat for Humanity committee leaders:
Tonia Blenkarn, Coco Brennan, Bob Fisher, Toby Cavers, Hilde Clark, Sted Garber, Helen Garber, Jane Marshall, Rob Muir, Nancy Rogers, Elizabeth Rambeau