Building and development industry raises $45,000 for Habitat for Humanity

GREATER TORONTO, July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Members of the Building Industry and Land Development Industry (BILD) raised more than $45,000 toward its community partner Habitat for Humanity GTA at the association's fifth annual Race for Humanity and 22nd annual Charity BBQ.

More than 650 builders, developers, renovators and service professionals attended the fundraiser, hosted on BILD's front lawn, which raised money for BILD's 2014 partner family. Since 2003, BILD members have helped 11 families realize their dream of homeownership.  

The Charity BBQ was preceded by the 5th annual Race for Humanity – a scavenger hunt consisting of 28 teams competing against each other by solving clues around the City of Toronto. The event, presented by the Toronto Star and In2ition Realty, has been recognized with international awards and nominations numerous times since its inception.

"These two annual events are another example of our industry's strong legacy of giving back through volunteerism, philanthropy and sponsorship," said BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey. "I am proud to represent an association whose members are so committed to making the GTA a better place to live for future generations."

BILD would like to thank all the event sponsors, auction donors, volunteers and guests for all the fundraising support. Congratulations to the organizing committee for planning a highly successful event.

With more than 1,400 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area.  BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

For photos from the event or interview scheduling, please contact Andrei Zaretski at 416-391-3450 or azaretski@bildgta.ca.

SOURCE Building Industry and Land Development Association

For further information: George Christopoulos, VP, Communications & Media Relations, 416-391-3449 or 416-617-7994, gchristopoulos@bildgta.ca; Andrei Zaretski, Manager, Marketing & Media Relations, 416-391-3450 or 416-843-4898, azaretski@bildgta.ca