Habitat for Humanity celebrates volunteers

Carter Haydu
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On Sept. 12, 2012, SIAST students eat burgers at a Moose Jaw Habitat for Humanity barbeque in Wakamow Valley.

Seven individuals have spent over 250 hours, each, working at Moose Jaw Habitat for Humanity build sites. Combined, these seven individuals have offered 2,594 hours of their lives towards the local projects.

And for their efforts, on Wednesday, Habitat honoured those individuals during a volunteer appreciation barbeque at Wakamow Valley.

Lee Guse, local Habitat public relations chairman, told the Times-Herald Wednesday’s celebration certainly showcases the importance volunteering plays in the non-profit organization fulfilling its community mandate.

Currently, he said, the third Habitat for Humanity home in Moose Jaw is progressing nicely, with the basement complete and walls going up as well.

“We’re still shooting to complete building early in the new year,” Guse said, adding Habitat is always happy to accept volunteers.

“Volunteers are something we’re always looking for.”

According to the public relations chairman, while individual volunteers for the house-building projects are appreciated, Habitat strongly encourages groups to sign up to help out. For example, he said 15 Wing and SIAST Palliser Campus have both offered lots of group help towards the project.

“We’ve got a lot of dedicated individuals.”

Guse said those wanting to arrange a time they might come volunteer at the Habitat project on the 900 block of Stadacona Street East can contact the volunteer co-ordinator at 690-7168.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Wakamow Valley, Moose Jaw, Stadacona Street East

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