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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 Etobicoke

Lafarge to donate $50,000 worth of aggregate for the 2013 Habitat Women Build campaign

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.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TORONTO

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.

ABOUT LAFARGE CANADA INC.

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: www.lafarge-na.com

SOURCE Lafarge Canada Inc.

Anne-Julie Gratton Manager, Communications and Public Affairs Lafarge Canada Inc. 514.715.8698 or Anne-Julie.Gratton@lafarge-na.com

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CO: Lafarge Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: CST CHARITY WNEWS

-0- Sep/19/2013 12:00 GMT

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