Building Homes...Building Hope

Habitat for Humanity Vermilion is a Project Committee of the Lloydminster Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold with no interest charged.
Our goal is to provide families in need a "hand-up" not a "hand-out".

Tuesday, December 9, 2014



AND WE'RE OFF WITH BUILD #2

We cut the ribbon on November 12, and Murray Martin arranged to break ground, with Jim Davies digging the basement on Wednesday, November 13, 2014.  It was a great day for the entire committee which felt a sense of achievement at finally breaking ground.  Our thanks to Murray and Jim for their efforts.

The winner of the Designer's Choice cupboards ($8,000) Glen Preston has donated the cupboards to the house.




We have interviewed a couple potential partner families for the new house and are still open to other applicants.  Holly Day-Ferguson submitted a short article to the media, about partner families. It read as follows:

"Habitat for Humanity, Vermilion Chapter, is building their second home and is looking for a partner family.
 If this describes you and your family and you are interested please give us a call.
-  Do you need adequate housing possibly due to unsafe or unhealthy conditions, overcrowding or unreasonably high rent? 
-  Do you have the ability to repay the zero-interest mortgage and have a steady income? For example: a family of 4 and earn between $28,435 and $41,307. - Are you willing to partner with the Habitat program, which is expressed through providing 500 hours of “sweat equity” working on Habitat build projects and other approved charitable work in the community?
If you are unsure whether you qualify, please call Holly at (780) 853-6189 to discuss it. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity
."


SOME NEWS ABOUT BUILD #1

The official inspection of the house by Greg Mathias of Global Property Inspections has taken place.  The committee was very pleased with his report. 

Basically, the house is well built and in the future this company will be hired to inspect all Lloyd and region Habitat homes eleven months after the owner has been in the house.

The committee is thankful for the work of Vivian Pengelly in Lloydminster and the Board for dealing with bringing closure to this build.