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