CMHC's 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $ 27,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity - HRM

    HALIFAX, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Instead of swinging hammers, business
professionals from all sectors of the housing industry took a swing on the
golf course to help build homes for deserving families in their community.
    More than 140 golfers teed off at Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation's (CMHC's) 7th annual charity golf tournament yesterday in support
Habitat for Humanity - Halifax Regional Municipality. CMHC raised $27,000 at
yesterday's tournament, which took place at the Granite Springs Golf Club.
    "We are very proud to be giving back to our community by supporting
Habitat for Humanity, an organization which is as committed as we are to
helping Canadians access affordable homeownership," said Carolyn Kavanagh,
General Manager of CMHC's Atlantic Business Centre. "Together with our
partners, we are pleased to be contributing to Habitat's efforts in building
safe and affordable homes for deserving families in the Halifax Regional
Municipility," she added.
    Deborah Eaton, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity - Halifax
Regional Municipality, expressed her delight in having CMHC's help again this
year. "Habitat for Humanity is pleased and grateful to be once again selected
as the recipient of funds raised through this golf tournament. All funds
raised will be going towards the building of simple, decent, affordable homes
in HRM. We are proud of our strong partnership with CMHC", she said.

    Habitat for Humanity - Halifax Regional Municipality is a
community-based, non-profit organization working towards a world where
everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat works with numerous
community partners to provide affordable housing in the HRM. Since 1992, 24
Habitat Homes have been built in the Halifax Regional Municipality, housing
over 100 men, women, and children. In 2008, Habitat for Humanity - HRM will be
building five more homes for five deserving families.

    As Canada's national housing agency, Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation (CMHC) draws on over 60 years of experience to help Canadians
access a variety of quality, environmentally sustainable, and affordable homes
- homes that will continue to create vibrant and healthy communities and
cities across the country.
    This year's tournament shaped up to be a real success, with a critical
role being played by the more than twenty donors and suppliers who came on
board to help CMHC in this fundraiser.

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For further information:

For further information: Joel MacDougall, Communications and Marketing
Consultant, CMHC, (902) 222-2949,

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