Habitat for Humanity Halton, 2010 Oakville Build
20 lucky REALTORS® from The Oakville Milton & District Real Estate Board [OMDREB] Board were chosen from a Board lottery to participate in the Habitat for Humanity Halton Build in Oakville on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.
OMDREB is proud to announce that they are a Habitat Blue Print Sponsor at the $10,000 level which allows Members to participate on a Build Day. Throughout the day, Members, led by a Crew Leader, were put to work on tasks such as hanging drywall, fitting installation, painting and many other construction tasks.
Habitat for Humanity Halton is a community-based, non-profit, faith-based organizations working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. In spite of the affluence that prevails throughout the Halton communities, a large percentage of residents do not share this good fortune. HFHH has estimated that 1,200 Halton residents become homeless each year due to the lack of affordable housing. They are seeking to mitigate this gap through a series of initiatives that allows low-income families to attain and retain decent, simple affordable housing. Their mission is to use their knowledge, skills, community relationships, volunteers and other resources to create and promote safe and affordable home ownership options to families that need it most.
The OMDREB organizational mandate places an emphasis on encouraging all Members to support shelter-based initiatives and OMDREB REALTORS® have an ongoing commitment to give back to the communities they are fortunate enough to serve. Local REALTORS® are committed to their involvement with Habitat for Humanity Halton and consider it their privilege to be involved in the community they are fortunate enough to serve.
In support our pledge to Habitat for Humanity Halton, we are very pleased to announce the first President’s Charity of Choice Black Tie Gala in support of Habitat for Humanity Halton taking place on Friday, November 12, 2010 at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the OMDREB Board office.
By building decent affordable housing, you offer low-income families a hand up… not a hand out.
Participants from the OMDREB Board: Carissa Turnball, Case Feenstra, George Niblock, Heather Tilley, Virginia Munden, Thomas Smrekar, Hans Taal, Alex Rundle, Maria Pont, Jan Driver, Payam Koochak, Daniella Aitken, Mary Koehler, Alun Evans, Stephanie Kimmerer, Christopher Balogh, Debbie Braun, Gary Leiskeau, Samantha Johnston.