Lafarge Canada Inc. joins Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing in Etobicoke

Lafarge Canada Inc. joins Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing in 
Lafarge to donate $50,000 worth of aggregate for the 2013 Habitat Women Build 
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of its commitment to build 
better cities and communities, Lafarge Eastern Canada Inc., Canada's largest 
provider of material solutions to the construction industry, announced today 
it is joining the Habitat Women Build campaign in Toronto by donating 2500 
tons of Lafarge aggregates, worth more than $50,000. The material will be used 
to build 6 new houses for Etobicoke families in need. 
"Taking part in projects that help building better cities and communities is 
an important part of our mission," said Dale Hollingsworth, Vice-president 
Central Aggregate, Lafarge Eastern Canada. "Habitat for Humanity is an 
incredible organization that shares similar values with Lafarge in their 
continuous efforts to provide affordable housing around the world. We are 
thrilled to participate - through volunteer hours, and inkind donation of 
Lafarge materials - in this amazing community project that will enable local 
families to purchase well built and affordable houses." 
A well-built home starts with a well-built foundation" says Wayne Dempsey, VP 
of Construction at Habitat for Humanity Toronto. "By donating 100% of our 
aggregate needs for both the Acme and Runnymede Road build sites, Lafarge 
Canada is helping Habitat Toronto provide more affordable homeownership 
opportunities for low-income families. Along with Lafarge Canada's generous 
donation of building materials, they have also assembled a team of women to 
participate in Habitat Toronto's 2013 Women Build this September. Together, 
our combined efforts will lay the groundwork for a better tomorrow." 
In addition to the inkind material donation, 25 Lafarge Eastern Canada women 
will donate a combination of 200 volunteer hours the Habitat Women Build 
project to help build the 6 new houses in Etobicoke on September 19. 
Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit, 
non-denominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all people 
without discrimination to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable homes 
in partnership with low-income families. One hundred percent of all 
administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of five 
Toronto ReStores. Habitat Toronto ReStores sell quality new and gently-used 
donated building and household materials. Marking our 25th anniversary, 
Habitat Toronto will have helped over 250 families find the safety and 
security of a home by the end of 2013. Every 5.5 minutes, Habitat for Humanity 
helps a family improve their housing situation somewhere in the world. 
Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the 
construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees across 
Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better 
cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their 
families along with the infrastructure that supports their communities such as 
roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from 
the solutions provided by Lafarge. 
Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to 
providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving 
the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we 
have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native 
plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used 
in our operations. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website:

SOURCE  Lafarge Canada Inc. 
Anne-Julie Gratton Manager, Communications and Public Affairs Lafarge Canada 
Inc. 514.715.8698 
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