As construction continues in the Habitat for Humanity project at 50 Dayfoot Drive in Georgetown, behind the scenes other aspects of the house are coming together as house owner Crystal Orvis (centre) was joined by her son and daughter Justin and Amanda Lockhart, as Yvonne Bergsma (right) of Bergsma's Paint and wallpaper, suggested some colours for the house, and Habitat for Humanity's Carolyn Williams (left) helped with the selection of paints to compliment the kitchen cupboards.
Habitat for Humanity Halton is accepting applications from low-income working families for houses, which will be built in 2007. "Long before the hammers start, Habitat volunteers are busy working to prepare for our projects this year and next," said Kathrin Delutis, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Halton. "We are ahead of schedule for the home that is currently being built on Dayfoot Drive in Georgetown, and we are now accepting applications from families for houses targeted for 2007." Habitat for Humanity Halton (HfHH), one of 70 Habitat non-profit affiliates across Canada, whose mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and to promote homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. Formed in 1999, HfHH has completed four houses in the region, not including the one currently going up in Georgetown. HfHH has purchased three building lots from the Town of Halton Hills and one in the City of Burlington. For more information on Habitat for Humanity Halton, to find out how you can get involved, or to make a donation of cash (Visa or MC) or building materials, call the office at 905-637-4446, or toll free at 1-866-314-4344. Donations are also accepted at www.HabitatHalton.ca
Habitat for Humanity volunteers Rick Ferreira (left) and Charles Bett, worked on the roof trusses at the 50 Dayfoot Drive build, where the building is progressing. Volunteers are always needed and can apply by contacting the Habitat for Humanity website.