Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings Announces Dedication of 13th Home
Belleville, Ontario, March 26, 2013
Wednesday, March 27th at 10 am Habitat for Humanity, Prince Edward-Hastings will be dedicating its first home to a single, working mother of five children.
This build would not have been possible without the support of the local community, the city of Quinte West, numerous volunteers and contractors. A special thanks must be given to St Paul Secondary School for their second partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Prince Edward-Hastings.
Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada and one of 70 such organizations across Canada. Using primarily donated materials and labour, coupled with an extensive roster of volunteers, and following the concept of offering a hand-up, not a hand out, Habitat builds homes for families who otherwise could not afford to own their own home. Recipient families are not given a house, they purchase the house from Habitat with a mortgage based on Fair Market Value. It is affordable for low income working families because no down payment is required, the mortgage is interest free, and the payments are calculated according to the household income. Prior to occupancy, the family must complete 500 hours of ‘sweat equity’.
Currently the Prince Edward-Hastings affiliate has another home which is close to completion in Bancroft and plan to build in Picton in 2013. They are actively seeking volunteers to form a build committee in Prince Edward County.
For further details, please contact: Len Kennedy, Executive Director at 613-969-1415 xt. 203 or at email@example.com
Bonnie Dobson, Chair of the Board of Habitat for Humanity, Prince Edward-Hastings today announced the appointment of Len Kennedy as Executive Director. He assumed his new position on March 11, 2013.
Len brings to his new role a wealth of experience in the sectors of children’s services, social services and health care. Len has led large complex organizations and has worked within the provincial government in operational and oversight roles. He left his last position as Executive Director at Hastings Children’s Aid Society, a post he held from 2000, just over a year ago as a merger with Northumberland CAS was proceeding.
Len is on the Board of Albert College, the SE LHIN and Vice President of the Belleville Rotary Club.
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