Media Advisory - Over 100 people celebrating Pride set to build 15 Habitat for Humanity homes

Habitat GTA's Pride Build brings together the LGBTA community to celebrate diversity and build brighter futures for low-income families, June 8th and 9th

TORONTO, June 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Habitat for Humanity GTA (Habitat GTA) and Presenting Sponsor TD Bank, will join members, friends and supporters of the LGBTA community as they roll-up their sleeves and help build 15 Habitat homes for lower income families during Habitat GTA's fourth annual Pride Build. Pride Build festivities will run over June 8th and 9th at Habitat GTA's Pinery Trail build site (140 Pinery Trail, Toronto), the charity's largest build project to date. Each Pride Build participant fundraises a minimum of $250 toward achieving this year's goal of $70,000. Money raised through Pride Build will fund all the roofs and windows for one block of the 50-home project on Pinery Trail.

"Habitat GTA's Pride Build is a great way to have fun while giving back to the community in a hands-on way," said Al Ramsay, National Manager, LGBTA Business Development, TD Bank, and longtime Habitat GTA Pride Build Ambassador. "Anyone can come out to Pride Build, whether you are part of the LGBTA community or an ally. There's a lot of singing, dancing while working hard for a great cause."

With 1 in 5 households living in over-crowded, substandard or unaffordable housing in the GTA, Pride Build is about more than just building homes for families living in need of decent housing. It is a platform for people in the GTA to raise their collective voice, and rally together to shed light on the importance of building strong, healthy communities, and inclusive environments, which starts with having a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.

For more information on Habitat GTA's Pride Build visit www.pridebuild.ca or join in the conversation at #PrideBuild.

What:

Habitat for Humanity GTA's 4th annual Pride Build



Where:

140 Pinery Trail, Toronto (near Neilson Rd. and the 401)



When:

Thursday, June 8th and Friday June 9th  2017, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day


***Media interviews available 8:00 am to 1:00 pm***



Who:

Ene Underwood, CEO, Habitat GTA


Ken Aucoin, VP Fund and Partnership Development, Habitat GTA


Al Ramsay, National Manager, LGBTA Business Development, TD Bank Group

 

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity GTA, follow us on Twitter @HabitatGTA, Facebook HabitatforHumanityGTA or visit www.habitatgta.ca

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity GTA

For further information: For more information or media requests, please contact: Joanna M. Dwyer, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Office: 416-755-7353 ext. 259, Cell: 416-277-3064, joanna.dwyer@habitatgta.ca; Noah Kravitz, Communications Manager, Office: 416-755-7353 ext. 243, Cell: 647-828-6171, noah.kravitz@habitatgta.ca

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