Companies work with Empower Global to acquire donations
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - EllisDon will be sending Chief
Estimator, Jason Walker, to Haiti- along with select experts from six
related businesses- to assist in the construction of a trades facility
that will provide skilled training for local residents. Walker will be
working with Empower Global, a Canadian-registered local charity, to
oversee work teams and on-site construction.
From January 27 to February 7, this team of professionals will be
constructing a trades facility in Cap Haitien (on the northern coast of
Haiti) that will host welding, automotive and woodworking workshops. In
addition, tools brought and utilized during this project will remain in
Cap Haitien for future trainees.
In support of this mission, EllisDon is participating in a $100,000
fundraising campaign that will finance construction of the training
facility, warehouse, accommodations and equipment. Already, EllisDon
Ottawa and Saskatoon offices have each donated $5,000, which adds to
the list of generous donations made by other employees, subcontractors
and clients. This has been a great kick-start to the cause, though
efforts remain focused on the $100,000 goal.
"I am excited to be working with Empower Global to build this trades
facility; it will provide needed skills to impoverished and unemployed
people in Haiti," said Walker."I am also overwhelmed with the amount of
support received by local trades, who have all stepped up to commit the
finances, resources and time needed to make this project a success."
EllisDon encourages donors to contribute to the fundraising campaign via
To make a donation via the website homepage, click on Our Partners, and select Training Facility for Trades from the drop-down menu. A blue Donate Now to This Project button will link to the donation page. From there, select Haiti -Training Facility for Trades from the drop-down menu of projects, enter an amount for donation, and
fill in the remainder of the requested information.
EllisDon is an employee-owned construction services company, with
revenues in excess of $3 billion annually, that delivers construction
expertise to clients throughout the world. The company offers
construction and project management services, in addition to services
in risk management, sustainability and information technology. For more
information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.
SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation
For further information:
Phone: (905) 896-8900
Fax: (905) 896-8911
1004 Middlegate Road