Pointe au Baril Build


Please let me tell you what Habitat for Humanity does, and just as importantly, how we do it.

Habitat’s mission is to mobilize community volunteers and partners to help a neighbour in need.

Our ideal is to build on donated land, with donated materials, using volunteered labour. Habitat has never built in Pointe au Baril. Recently, we’ve partnered with members of the community in an effort to build the first local Habitat home for a hardworking family.

The home may be included as one of the 150 constructuted by Habitat affiliates in Canada during the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The President and Mrs. Carter are helping Canada celebrate its 150th year with 150 Habitat home dedications in 2017. In the past in nearby Parry Sound, Habitat has benefited from the enthusiastic involvement and generosity of numerous community members. We’ve built homes together. We’ve built new foundations for the families , and now we are ready to grow again.

Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North is a registered charity. As such, we are pleased to recognize the donation of funds, land, materials and professional labour with a charitable tax receipt for both Canadian and American donors.

Habitat builds decent, basic homes that we sell at fair market value to carefully screened, hardworking families who don’t qualify for the conventional bank financing that would let them buy their way out of substandard living conditions.

We don’t give people a hand-out, we give deserving neighbours a hand-up. By doing so, we reshape the future and sense of possibility for their children and for the generations of family to follow.

I’m pleased and excited to partner with supporters in Pointe au Baril, the surrounding area, and its seasonal community. This is an invitation for you to also mobilize with Habitat to build a home, to build hope for a neighbour family, and to build a stronger community for ourselves and for our children.

To get involved call Britta Gerwin at (705) 646-0106 ext. 205 or email bgerwin@habitatgatewaynorth.com.