The Habitat for Humanity project to reconstruct a Home for the Hunts – a pilot project with the Revelstoke Community Housing Society – reached another milestone this week when the roof was shingled.
“Now we’re protected from the weather – thanks to the many volunteers who have come out weekend after weekend, and the generous donations of materials we continue to receive,” said Cindy Pearce from the project team.
The team now turns to the inside details to create a modest, wheelchair accessible home for the Hunt family to accommodate Pauline’s needs as the symptoms of ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease advance.
“It’s great to see the Habitat project coming to fruition – I never doubted whether the community would come together to make this happen,’ says Mark McKee, Chair of the housing society board.
This phase of the project was completed through many hours of volunteer work from experienced local builders as well as generous donations from local and out of town suppliers – Downie Timber, Canoe Forest Products, TJ Roofing, Louisiana Pacific Engineered Wood Products, H&J Concrete, Black Tie Properties, Home Hardware, Glacier Building Supplies/Rona, SureHaul, Rebel Boom Truck, Vic Van Isle, and Boyd Distributors – and BA Sausage has kept the crew going.
This week several volunteers from Habitat for Humanity Kelowna, the housing society’s partner in the project, lent a hand.
Ed McLean, the chair of the Kelowna Habitat board was on hand. “Kelowna’s been privileged to be associated, even in a small way, in this project in Revelstoke,” he said, “We hope to continue to work together on future projects.”
Over the next month the build schedule includes installing windows/doors, electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall and finishing the exterior. If volunteers continue to come out in good numbers, the team is confident they can have the family moved into their new home by the end of November.
Financial donations are still welcome for this project to ensure it can be fully completed this year. People can sign up to volunteer, or make a financial donation via the project website at homeforthehunts.com.