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Jeld-Wen pitches in on Winnipeg Habitat build


July 24, 2012
By Jeld-Wen

jeld_wen_altJuly 24, 2012 – Continuing its tradition of support for Habitat
for Humanity in Canada, Jeld-Wen teamed with the charitable organization as
part of its 2012 Blitz Build, which took place from July 9 to July 21 in the
North Winnipeg suburban community of Riverbend.
Over the
11-day blitz, the previously vacant strip of land was transformed with the
construction of four side-by-side units (eight homes).

July 24, 2012 – Continuing its tradition of support for Habitat
for Humanity
in Canada, Jeld-Wen teamed with the charitable organization as
part of its 2012 Blitz Build, which took place from July 9 to July 21 in the
North Winnipeg suburban community of Riverbend.
Over the
11-day blitz, the previously vacant strip of land was transformed with the
construction of four side-by-side units (eight homes).


As in years past, the
blitz saw hundreds of volunteers descend on the site to take the homes from
poured foundation to enclosed abode in under two weeks. Jeld-Wen Canada
supplied not only windows and doors for the project, but a number of volunteers
as well. By years end, another side-by-side dwelling will be completed on the
site, providing homes for a total of 10 families.

 jeld_wen_alt 
From left to right: Wendell Olojan, Gayle Glover, Connor Njegovan,
Kallee Bowman, Brian White, Dean Howard, Greg Lavallee,
Brenden Clarke, Efren Manila, Dorota Sidorowska, Ken Wilkie,
Nick Weide

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“We as an
organization are tremendously proud to support Habitat for Humanity and their
efforts year after year,” says Laura Kirk, senior marketing manager for
Jeld-Wen Canada. “The work that they do to empower families in communities
across the country is first rate and we look forward to continuing our
relationship.”

Jeld-Wen
Canada has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity both locally and nationwide
for a number of years. Jeld-Wen’s dedication to the charitable organization has
ramped up since the company’s 50th anniversary in 2010 and has
continued with increased product and manpower contributions. Habitat for
Humanity currently receives annual support as one of Jeld-Wen’s primary
charities.

 

“Jeld-Wen
has been very good to us over the years,” says director of construction for
Manitoba, Vern Koop. “Not only did they supply all the windows and doors for the
blitz, but a sponsorship package and the site sign as well.” Koop continues,
“Jeld-Wen also donates heavily to the ReStore (Habitat for Humanity’s retail
chain of rescued goods) and supplies volunteers. They are a great friend of the
organization.”

Habitat for Humanity is an
international organization founded in Georgia in 1976, built on the idea of
partnership housing where volunteers give a hand up to those in need. The
Manitoba chapter of Habitat was incorporated in 1987 and shares the Habitat for
Humanity International mission of mobilizing volunteers and community partners
to work with people from all walks of life to build decent, affordable housing
for purchase by low-income working families.

Related links

www.jeld-wen.ca

www.habitat.ca


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