OTTAWA, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and AFN staff members will volunteer their time on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region's (NCR) build site in Orléans.
In December 2011, the AFN entered into a partnership with Habitat for Humanity as one way to provide housing alternatives to First Nations people both on and off reserve and raise awareness of the critical housing needs facing First Nations citizens and families. The house is being built for the Kakekagumick family, an Ojibwa-Cree family from northern Ontario. The National Chief, a member of the Habitat for Humanity Leadership Council, and AFN staff members will work alongside volunteers, sponsors and homeowners and learn about how their volunteering experience has changed their lives.
Since 1993, Habitat for Humanity NCR has built 40 homes, renovated eight and housed more than 50 families in the National Capital Region. Construction is currently underway on three new homes in Orléans, including one of the first urban Aboriginal builds in the province.
***Media are invited to attend and photos/interviews will be available***
When: Thursday, September 5 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Where: 2123, 2125 and 2127 Nantes Street, Orléans, ON
- AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo
- Donna Hicks, CEO of Habitat NCR
- Sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff members of the AFN and Habitat NCR
For more information on the Build Day and the family please visit: http://www.habitatncr.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=210&Itemid=264
About Habitat for Humanity NCR
Founded in 1993, Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region (NCR) is a volunteer, non-profit organization that builds simple, decent, affordable homes and sells them with long-tern, interest-free mortgages to hard-working, low-income families seeking an affordable home in which to raise their children. People of all faiths and cultures are warmly welcomed by Habitat for Humanity NCR. To learn more, visit www.habitatncr.com.
The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.
SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations
For further information:
Communications Manager, Habitat for Humanity NCR
Office: 613-749-9950 ext. 224
AFN Communications Officer
Office: 613-241-6789 ext. 401