Build It Forward participants construct houses with Christian aid agency
in Mexico, Haiti
CALGARY, Sept. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Build It Forward, a new documentary
series on CMT Canada, chronicles how seven struggling Canadian families
are transformed through receiving new homes, then "Build It Forward" by
helping to construct houses in the developing world.
Samaritan's Purse played a big role in that process. The recipient
families tapped into the international Christian relief and development
organization's vast construction experience to help provide
accomodation for families in flood-devastated Mexico and
"My experience in travelling (to Mexico) and working with Samaritan's
Purse was nothing short of life-changing," said Nicole Nichols, whose
Canadian family was a Build It Forward home recipient. "It was amazing
to see their dedication firsthand."
Build It Forward's seven hour-long episodes, hosted by Canadian country
music star Paul Brandt, are scheduled to air every Saturday at 10 p.m.
Eastern/8 p.m. Pacific on CMT starting Sept. 17.
"We were very pleased to come on-board as a partner with Paul and Build
It Forward," said Samaritan's Purse Executive Director Fred Weiss.
"We've built thousands of schools, churches, medical clinics, and
temporary shelters around the world, many of them in Haiti, and this
series is a great way to let Canadians know. The participating families
had the chance to learn that Samaritan's Purse 'builds' into
impoverished people and communities in many ways - housing, health
care, vocational training, literacy, spirituality, and more."
About Samaritan's Purse Canada
Samaritan's Purse Canada is an international Christian relief and
development organization working in about 40 countries to provide aid
to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution.
The Calgary-based charity also operates the well-known Operation
Christmas Child program that sends gift-filled shoe boxes to needy
children around the world each year, and the Turn on the Tap initiative
that raises funds for life-saving BioSand Water Filters in the
developing world. Go to www.samaritanspurse.ca for more information.
SOURCE Samaritan's Purse Canada
For further information:
Samaritan's Purse Canada
1.800.663.6500 or 403.250.6565