Rotary Club of Huntsville commits $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity’s Generation Homes project

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Generation Homes is an initiative by Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North that introduces affordable rental units to the Habitat portfolio.

The first-ever Generation Homes project is currently under construction on Irene Street in Huntsville. On Wednesday, May 29, members of the Rotary Club of Huntsville presented a cheque for $15,000 to HFHOGN staff at the Irene Street property. This is the first donation of the club’s total commitment of $50,000 to HFHFOGN’s Generation Homes project.

“We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Huntsville for committing to a donation of $50,000 to make this ambitious pilot project a reality,” said Kimberley Woodcock, HFHOGN CEO. “The support of the community is critical to the success of our build projects. This generous donation exemplifies Rotary’s dedication to families in the community and will assist four local families in creating strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing.”

Generation Homes is an innovative four-unit apartment building in Huntsville to be completed by the end of this year. Not only will the building offer a desperately needed supply of quality rental units, it will have a social conscience too, as it will be highly energy-efficient and two of the four units will meet accessibility standards.

The Rotary Club is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. In Huntsville, Rotary has consistently participated in community projects with both funding and volunteerism, such as the band shell at River Mill Park and the new playground at Huntsville Public School.

“The Rotary Club of Huntsville has undergone an extensive review of what we do, and how we do it over the past year,” says Drew Markham, President Elect 2019/2020 of The Rotary Club of Huntsville. “One of the key needs, if not the most significant need, in our area is attainable housing, so not only did this project satisfy that local need, but it will also allow for the club to actively participate in the sweat equity needed to get the project to completion.”

For more information about Generation Homes, contact Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North at 705-646-0106.

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