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".

Monday, December 8, 2014





DECEMBER 2, 2014

Many thanks to Legacy Building Contractors for their hard work and dedication. At this rate, by Christmas 2015 we will be hanging decorations on the front porch!!





ORDINARY PEOPLE DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL

On November 12, the Habitat Vermilion Adopt-a-Home Project cut the ribbon for its second project: a 1,000 square foot detached home to be built on 4717–48 B Avenue.

Working together with provincial and local government, with the Vermilion business community, clubs, churches, individuals, and a host of volunteers, Habitat Vermilion has succeeded once again in providing families with a “hand up” not a “hand-out”.

It is worth mentioning that, for this second build, the Vermilion committee received a $30,000 grant from the provincial government, a lower sum than the $90,000 grant which they received for the first build. Nevertheless, the build is underway; the new home will have an interest-free mortgage and payments will be reinvested in the community for the next build.

Rather than dwelling on permits, trusses, windows, wiring, pipes and beams—essential items to any home—today’s story is about a group of people who took this complex project to fruition.

Concerned for families in need of decent, affordable housing, the Habitat Vermilion committee has been fundraising and working diligently for the past two years. This group of volunteers with jobs, families and responsibilities, has dedicated time, year after year, to make a miracle possible.

Perhaps it is a shared belief in: “Do not grow weary of doing good,” (Galatians) that keeps them going, a feeling of empathy for young families who cannot afford a home, and a sense of legacy as well: a shared wish to leave something for the future.

Whatever their motivation, they are teaching by example. Hopefully their actions will  inspire others to help build a future for their communities.

Committee members: Vivian Pengelly, Linda and Mic Jacejko, Bryce Ashlin-Mayo, Eleanor Sanderson, Gwen and Tom Kibblewhite, Holly Day-Ferguson, Ron Roth, Murray Krys, Murray Martin and Elina Castro wish to thank everyone for the generous donations received to date which make the present total: $80,000. 


Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation to the build would be appreciated. Your donations can be dropped off at Stewart Realty on 50 Street, across from Canada Post. For more information, click habitatvermilion.ca or Like us on Habitat for Humanity Facebook.





HANDS UP FOR HABITAT

Vermilion, AB — On November 13, 2014 the Habitat Vermilion Adopt-a-Home Project broke ground for its second build, a 1,000 square foot detached home.  The building site is located at 4717- 48 B Avenue, Vermilion.
Habitat for Humanity Vermilion is a Project Committee of the Lloydminster Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.

“There are many families in our community who are in need of decent, affordable housing,” said Committee President, Linda Jacejko.  “Our homes have interest-free mortgages and the payments are reinvested in the community for the next build.”


Working together with provincial and local government, the Vermilion business community, clubs, churches, friends, and a host of volunteers, Habitat Vermilion has succeeded once again in providing families with a “hand up” not a “hand-out”.