New home built to green standards, making home ownership even more
BRAMPTON, ON, June 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Habitat for Humanity Brampton today
broke ground on a new home at Hoskins Square in Brampton, the first of
a planned 36 new homes over the next 10 years. The new home will be
built to green standards and is expected to offer at least $300 in
annual utility cost savings, compared to conventional homes, making
home ownership more affordable.
"Today, we're starting the process of making home ownership accessible
to another family in Brampton by getting the Hoskins Square home build
under way," says Thomas Fischer, Executive Director for Habitat for
Humanity Brampton. "We estimate that there are more than more families
that would qualify for a Habitat home like this and it's tremendous to
see the response from the community to making this build a reality."
Both Gordon Food Service and BDO in Mississauga raised more than $75,000
each to make the Hoskins Square home build possible and staff will be
participating in actual home construction.
"Habitat for Humanity's dedication to the community is truly
commendable," said Peter Campbell, Managing Partner of BDO's
Mississauga office. "We are honoured to be part of this build and to
play a key role in helping local families to realize their dreams of
Lisa MacNeil, Director of Multi Unit sales at Gordon Food Service joined
with Peter Campbell of BDO to participate in launching the home build.
"Staff have really responded to supporting such an important cause,"
said Frank Geier, President of Gordon Food Service in Canada. "This
home on Hoskins Square in Brampton is the first of eight Habitat for
Humanity Homes that Gordon Food Service plans to assist with across the
country over the next several years."
In addition to the two corporate sponsors, politicians, and members of
the community were on hand for the sod turning ceremony. Dignitaries on
hand included former Ontario Premier Bill Davis, who also is honorary
chair for Habitat for Humanity Brampton; Kuldip Kular, MPP for
Bramalea/Gore/Malton and Sandra Hames, Regional Councillor for Wards 7
Habitat for Humanity Brampton continues to reach out to the Brampton
community as it seeks to find 36 families for the homes it is building
over the next 10 years. People interested should contact Habitat for
Humanity in Brampton at 905-455-0883 x 231 or visit http://habitatbrampton.com .
About Habitat for Humanity Brampton
Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a safe and
decent place to live, and its mission is to mobilize volunteers and
community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home
ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Image with caption: "(l-r) Gordon Food Service Director of Multi Unit Sales Lisa MacNeil, BDO Mississauga Managing Partner Peter Campbell, Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Thomas Fischer and former Ontario Premier Bill Davis turn the sod for a new Habitat home at a groundbreaking ceremony in Brampton, Ontario, on June 22, 2011. (CNW Group/Habitat for Humanity Brampton)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110622_C8509_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg
Image with caption: "Former Ontario premier Bill Davis addresses the crowd at a Habitat for Humanity Brampton groundbreaking ceremony for a new home at Hoskins Square in Brampton on June 22, 2011. (CNW Group/Habitat for Humanity Brampton)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110622_C8509_PHOTO_EN_02.jpg
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