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Refugee Students Get Hands-On Construction Training

Refugee Students Get Hands-On Construction Training

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WINNIPEG — Nineteen newcomer refugee students from Red River College picked up tools on Wednesday to help Habitat for Humanity put the finishing touches on a new home for a Winnipeg family.

The students are part of RRC’s Language Training Centre’s Pathway Program to Construction Skills. The students come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Sudan.

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Jimmy Carter Returns to Winnipeg Charity Project After Hospital Stay

Jimmy Carter Returns to Winnipeg Charity Project After Hospital Stay

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Former US president Jimmy Carter waves to assembled crowd members as he returns to a Habitat for Humanity build site for a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, July 14, 2017. President Carter was not feeling well and had to leave the site yesterday. He was hospitalized for dehydration and returned to the site today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Former United States president Jimmy Carter has been released from a Winnipeg hospital a day after he became dehydrated while volunteering with a Habitat for Humanity home-building event in the city.

A statement from the Habitat organization says Carter, who is 92, was released this morning and attended the daily devotional at the build site.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Returning to Winnipeg for Habitat for Humanity

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Returning to Winnipeg for Habitat for Humanity

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Rosalynn Carter and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on a build site for Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. (HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA)

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s dedication to Habitat for Humanity will see him return to Winnipeg next summer.

Carter, 92, and his wife, Rosalynn, will be in the country for the organization’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in July 2017 to help build 150 homes for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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‘Habitat Handyman’ to Tackle Smaller Home Repair Jobs

‘Habitat Handyman’ to Tackle Smaller Home Repair Jobs

Habitat for HumanityA new social enterprise was launched Thursday by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba.

Habitat Handyman will target an underserved part of the home repair market to build safe, decent, affordable homes for low-income families to purchase in Winnipeg and across Manitoba.

“It is very difficult to get a contractor to quote on small repair and renovation jobs,” said Sandy Hopkins, CEO of HFHM.

“We feel that this new service will fill a gap in the renovation market with the margin from this operation contributing to our efforts to help families break the cycle of poverty and fulfill our mission to contribute to healthy communities.”

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Habitat for Humanity Receives $6K Donation

Habitat for Humanity Receives $6K Donation

Habitat for HumanityWinnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman began his Monday bright and early with a $3,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity.

Bowman is spending the day helping to build a home in the west end for a deserving Winnipeg family.

“Habitat does tremendous work in our city building safe, affordable housing for purchase by low-income working families in our community,” Bowman said.

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Habitat for Humanity to Turn Over Home to Winnipeg Family

Habitat for HumanityA lucky Winnipeg family will receive a new home today, built by volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Manitoba and the Tachane Foundation.

The single mother of three and her children will move into the 864-square-foot bungalow on Laura Street, situated on the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus.

“To see everything coming together, it’s so real. I want to thank everyone who has made this possible for me and my family,” said new homeowner Michelle. “When I became a mother at 15 I didn’t think in 15 years I’d have the opportunity to be a homeowner.”

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Family Moving into New Habitat for Humanity Home

By Sarah Klein

Habitat for HumanityThe keys to a brand new Habitat for Humanity home will be turned over to a deserving family on Friday.

A Philippine immigrant working as a health care aide is the recipient of the home, along with her two children, through the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Legacy Build Program.

Merlinda (no last name provided) is presently living in a tiny one bedroom apartment, where the family makes use of a couch and a bunk bed for sleeping arrangements. The apartment has had issues with bedbugs in the past so the landlord sprays the complex periodically. The spray triggers the boys’ asthma, which makes it very uncomfortable for them to be at home.

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Habitat House Gets Helping Hand from 200 Volunteers

By David Klassen

Habitat For Humanity WinnipegStaff from Great-West Life will begin a 12-day house build today for Habitat for Humanity just steps away from their corporate offices.

Nearly 200 volunteers will be working at 248 Langside Street until August 30 to create a home for a deserving family.

“Great-West Life is an outstanding supporter,” said Sandy Hopkins, CEO of Habitat Manitoba. “Their commitment to building stronger communities translates to real support for a myriad of communities across the country and we are delighted they are continuing to support Habitat.”

Dedicated Great-West Life employees also joined Habitat Manitoba last month during its annual Blitz Build, raising their collective total to 300 staff volunteering their time at Habitat build sites this year.

Habitat for Humanity Building Blitz Continuing

By Sarah Klein

Habitat For Humanity WinnipegVolunteers with Habitat for Humanity have returned to Winnipeg’s Riverbend suburb to perform a six-day building blitz.

A continuation of last year, where 10 homes were built at the Fernbank and Main location, eight homes will be worked on this year as HFHM crews work and guide the many returning volunteers as well as numerous first-timers.

Four side-by-side units will be built before Habitat construction crews and trades people take over to complete the homes.

The properties will exceed the Power Smart Gold standard and feature similar energy-efficient traits as last year’s homes.

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Two New Homes Under Construction for Habitat for Humanity

By Brian Schultz

The Manitoba Home Builders Association (MHBA) is building two brand new homes for Habitat for Humanity.

To mark its 75th anniversary, the MHBA will utilize its network of builders, installers and retail suppliers to donate all materials and services, including the required labour force to start building the Habitat homes on Moore Avenue in St. Vital. Construction officially got underway on Friday.

“The MHBA has always supported Habitat through some of its individual members, but having the whole association coordinate this kind of effort and make such a huge undertaking happen is great for us, the future homeowner families, and the community as a whole,” said Sandy Hopkins, Habitat’s CEO.

The two first-time homeowners will help build their own homes under the direction of construction crews to help complete the homes.