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"Brick by Brick: Building Homes. Building Hope."
EDMONTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - The Brick Ltd. (TSX: BRK) (the "Brick
Group") is pleased to announce that Habitat for Humanity Stratford is
the recipient of The Brick's first Habitat Home.
From October 11 - November 3, 2011, The Brick invited the public to vote
for the Canadian community where they would like to see The Brick build
its first Habitat for Humanity home by visiting www.facebook.com/thebrick. The Brick serves in 50 communities where Habitat for Humanity's 72
affiliates operate across Canada.
Stratford is a city on the Avon River in Perth County in southwestern Ontario, Canada with a population of 32,000, located 100 km west of Toronto, ON.
"We are pleased to be building our first Habitat home in Stratford, ON.
It was exciting to see Stratford win", commented Bill Gregson,
President & CEO of The Brick, "Through our support of Habitat for
Humanity Canada we are demonstrating our company's commitment to being
a leader in our community"
"Stratford-Perth was surprised to take such a big lead in the contest
early on and win, as we are a small community in a nationwide contest",
said Jon E. MacKenzie, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity
Stratford-Perth, "Everyone in the community worked together to spread
the word and encourage others to vote - not a single penny was spent to
advertise the contest, which demonstrates the power of social media
The Brick will continue to provide updates on the progress of the build
in Stratford, which is scheduled to begin mid April 2012 on The Brick
facebook page and through Habitat for Humanity Stratford - Perth.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) is a national, non-profit
organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and
decent place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and
community partners in building affordable housing and promoting
homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. With the
help of over 50,000 volunteers every year, HFHC's 72 affiliates
nationwide have provided over 2,000 Canadian families with safe, decent
and affordable housing. HFHC is a member of Habitat for Humanity
International, which has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved
more than 500,000 houses worldwide. For more information on HFHC,
please visit www.habitat.ca.
About the Brick Group
The Brick Group, together with its subsidiaries, is one of Canada's
largest volume retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances
and home electronics, operating under five banners: The Brick, United
Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Superstore, The Brick Mattress Store,
and Urban Brick. In addition, through its corporate sales division, the
Brick Group services the subdivision, condominium, hospitality and
high-rise builder market. The Brick Group's retail operations are
located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario,
Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Northwest
Territories and Yukon.
SOURCE The Brick Ltd.
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