MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, June 8, 2017 /CNW/ -- Allegion Canada will be part of Habitat for Humanity Canada's largest build project to date – the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which will be taking place in every province and territory across Canada with the goal of collectively building 150 homes to mark Canada's 150th anniversary. In addition to supporting Habitat Canada's Carter Work Project with volunteers, Allegion Canada has donated enough locks for all 150 homes.
"Allegion Canada is proud to support Habitat Canada's work," said Mark Wilson, general manager of Allegion Canada. "We believe that everyone in Canada has the right to a safe and affordable place to live, and our staff is thrilled to give back to the community in a strong and meaningful way."
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will be visiting Canada to participate in the build from July 9-14, 2017, focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat for Humanity to build and improve homes. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes.
To learn more about the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, please visit www.habitat.ca/150reasonstobuild
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About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 56 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
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