Volunteers work on the Hunt home in late October. Local Habitat for Humanity organizers will be hosting an open house at the home at 419 6th St. East from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday

Volunteers work on the Hunt home in late October. Local Habitat for Humanity organizers will be hosting an open house at the home at 419 6th St. East from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday

Habitat for Humanity hosts open Hunt home open house Dec. 15

Habitat for Humanity hosts open house at the Hunts' home at 419 6th St. East from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 15.

Contributed by the Home for the Hunts project team

Come and help us celebrate the first Habitat for Humanity project in Revelstoke – a pilot project with the Revelstoke Community Housing Society (RCHS) to reconstruct the Home for the Hunts. Join us at our open house at the Hunts’ home at 419 6th St. East from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, December 15.

“Before the family moves back into their new home to enjoy the holidays we want to showcase and celebrate what our incredible community has accomplished,” says Cindy Pearce from the project team.

The project has been a whirlwind of activity over the past year. It was launched in December 2012 after a Memorandum of Understanding was completed between Habitat for Humanity Kelowna and the RCHS. Fundraising was the focus into May when the project was formally approved by both organizations. Demolition started in mid-July and reconstruction began in August. The home is now almost completed– some finishing remains in the basement rooms and the exterior.

“The contributions from many volunteers who came out weekend after weekend has been over the top, and the amazing donations from community groups, suppliers and tradespeople have been incredible,” Cindy adds. “As well, substantial financial donations from the Royal Bank, Rotary, the C3 Church, Knights of Pythias and Timber Days group, as well as contributions from Hunt family members and their friends, and many others have made this dream come true.”

Local contractors who have donated time and materials in this phase include Canyon Electric, Revy Foam, Kyle Buhler Cabinetry, Revelstoke Flooring, Take to Heart Contracting, Lortap, Battersby Plumbing, Cameron’s Drywall Services, Expressive Interiors, Webb Painting, Kozek Sawmill, Sutton Place, Swiss Chalet Inn, Bob Dickson Contracting and Green Cat Home Repairs/Improvements. The project has also received donated materials from Habitat for Humanity through their ReStores in Kelowna, Kamloops and the Lower Mainland and their National Gifts-in-Kind Program.

The project will be fully completed in early January when tradespeople are available to complete the finishing touches.

Through Habitat for Humanity, the Hunt family payments on a no-interest mortgage will be allocated to the RCHS to fund future projects in Revelstoke. Anyone interested in becoming involved in future Habitat for Humanity projects are asked to contact Cindy at 250 837-3966 cindypearce@telus.net.

 

 

 

 

 

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