Red Deer’s Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Lowe’s Canada on four Blackfalds housing projects — including two that will honour International Women’s Build Week.
From March 8 to 15, the event will draw attention to the global need for women’s access to safe and affordable housing. This year, Habitat Red Deer is partnering with Lowe’s Canada on Blackfalds build projects that will serve four vulnerable central Alberta families.
“Two of these families are single mother led households. Giving a hand up to these determined parents means that their children will have a safe and stable home for many years to come,” said Karen Vavrek, Habitat Red Deer, CEO.
“We are grateful for Lowe’s Canada’s generous contribution to support vulnerable women in our community become independent homeowners.”
Future Habitat homeowner, Lisa and her two boys will soon call one of the houses at Habitat Red Deer’s Blackfalds build home. Growing up in Blackfalds, it has always been important to Lisa to raise her boys there too.
The family currently lives in a rented trailer with a leaking roof and mice. During the winter months the windows freeze up and let in cold air, and moss and mold are growing in different rooms throughout the trailer.
Lowe’s Companies have also increased donations to nearly $2.7 million to widen its support for Habitat’s international projects that help women and their families.
“Supporting the communities… is part of our fundamentals at Lowe’s Canada,” explained Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, senior vice-president, public affairs, asset protection and sustainable development at Lowe’s Canada.
“As many things we assumed were stable became fragile in the last year, we are pleased to see that our ongoing partnership with Habitat has helped provide women-led families in our communities with a foundation on which to build a sturdy home.”