Contributed by Home for the Hunts
The project team working to bring Habitat to Humanity to Revelstoke is pleased with the fund-raising results to date. They continue to work to meet their goal of securing funds and donations to renovate the Hunt’s home so it is accessible as Pauline’s diagnosis of ALS-Lou Gehrig’s disease brings a wheelchair and other supports into their lives.
“We are thrilled with the community support for this project,” stated Cindy Pearce, a member of the project team. “We received well over 100 donations from the community for our benefit dance, which raised over $10,000.”
The project follows Habitat for Humanity’s principle of ‘A Hand Up – Not a Hand Out’. The family must put in volunteer time during construction and once the renovation is completed, they will pay back a portion of the project cost through a no-interest loan that matches their ability to pay.
The team is grateful for the many offers from local building contractors and suppliers as well as volunteers. They are now working with businesses to verify the gifts of building materials and time to ensure they have the support needed to move to final planning and approvals.
As well, Rotary is hosting an Indian dinner and dance on April 20 at the Community Centre with the band Delhi 2 Dublin as a fundraiser for this project.
Individuals and businesses can make a gift to the project by donating points at Coopers, selecting an item to fund from the project registry at Home Hardware, making a cash donation at the Revelstok Credit Union, or a tax deductible donation to Habitat for Humanity (go to habitatforhumanitykelowna.ca/support/a-home-for-the-hunts/).
The team has extended its fundraising period into mid-May to accommodate these new opportunities.
If you’re interested in volunteering for the project go to: www.homeforthehunts.com/volunteer.html.