"Brick by Brick: Building Homes. Changing Lives."
EDMONTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Brick Ltd. (TSX: BRK) (the "Brick
Group") is pleased to announce that Habitat of Humanity Huron County is
the official recipient of The Brick's second Habitat home.
The Habitat for Humanity affiliate was named the winner of the second
"Build it with The Brick" contest after a nationwide online voting
campaign that launched on October 17, 2012. The public was encouraged
to vote for the community where they would like to see The Brick
sponsor their second Habitat for Humanity home by visiting www.facebook.com/thebrick. The Brick serves in 57 communities where Habitat for Humanity's 69
affiliates operate across Canada.
Over forty thousand votes were registered between October 17th and December 15th, 2012 for the national "Build it with The Brick" campaign, with the
town of Goderich coming out on top. Each community's votes were
calculated by dividing votes by population for that community. A
breakdown of the final tally follows:
Owen Sound 20.30%
Goderich is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario and is the county seat of Huron County with a population of 7,521. Goderich is notable for its sunsets and is
located 200 km west of Toronto, ON.
"We are pleased to be building our second Habitat home in Goderich. It
was exciting to see Goderich win", commented Vi Konkle, President & CEO
of The Brick, "Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a great
example of our company's commitment to being leaders in our community,
and is another opportunity that enables our employees to make a
difference in the communities where they live and work".
"We are extremely grateful for every vote we received, and for The
Brick's generous support of this contest," said Arnold Mathers, Chair
of the Habitat for Humanity Huron County Board of Directors.
"Everyone's combined efforts will bring another family home in 2013."
The Brick will continue to provide updates on the progress of the build
in Goderich, which is scheduled to begin May 2013, on The Brick
Facebook page and through Habitat for Humanity Huron County.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Habitat for Humanity Canada 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 mean to
breaking the cycle of poverty. With the help of over 50,000 volunteers
every year, the organization's 69 affiliates nationwide have provided
over 2,200 Canadian families with safe, decent and affordable housing.
For more information, 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, mattress, appliances
and home electronics, operating under four banners: The Brick, United
Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Mattress Store and Urban Brick. In
addition, though it's 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
SOURCE: The Brick Ltd.
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