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House Dedication Ceremony at Neyaashiinigmiing

OWEN SOUND, ON Monday February 5, 2018 –

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is having a Dedication Ceremony on Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve No.27 formerly Cape Croker on Saturday February 10th at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the completion of a single dwelling house for a Chippewas of Nawash First Nation family. The ceremony will begin at the Maadookii Centre located at 125 Maadookii Crescent, followed by ribbon cutting and house tour at 8 Chicks Road.

This Build is a pilot project and the first Habitat for Humanity house built on First Nations territory in Ontario.

At the end of the Dedication the keys will be given to the family who are purchasing this affordable and energy efficient house.

For more information please call Rachelle at (519) 371-6776 ext. 5 or email info@habitatgreybruce.ca.

Habitat’s mission is to provide simple, energy-efficient and affordable homes for families currently living in substandard housing. Families partner with Habitat to build their home by completing 500 hours of sweat equity (350 hours for single parents) and then purchase the house through a no-down payment, no-interest mortgage with payments set at 25 percent of gross income. Payments are made to Habitat and are used to finance the building of more homes in the future. This solution not only helps to provide housing for families in need, it also enables parents to provide all the other necessities of life for their children.

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About Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce

Established in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers and donors, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world.

Since our beginning, we have built 40 houses serving 45 families (70 adults and 98 children) throughout Grey and Bruce counties. All of our administrative costs are paid for by the operation of our three ReStores located in Owen Sound, Hanover and Port Elgin so every dollar donated goes directly into our homebuilding program. For more information, please visit www.habitatgreybruce.ca