JACKSON’S POINT, ON – On October 22 a lucky team of volunteers from the Living Group of Companies enjoyed a unique and rewarding hands-on experience, joining Habitat for Humanity GTA on the job site for a day of learning and teamwork.
The on-site build day gave Living employees a chance to see first-hand the positive results of the Living Group’s $10,000 corporate contribution, donated earlier this month in celebration of the Group’s new Head Office.
Comprised of employees from Living Realty Inc., Brokerage and the International Home Marketing Group, the build team spent the day working with donated construction materials, and learning practical job site skills. None of it would have been possible without the valuable on-site training, and careful supervision, of regular site volunteers Logan and Marissa.
Working together as a team, Living’s volunteer group primed and covered concrete foundations, as well as installing Styrofoam insulation, for a raised bungalow that will house a qualified York Region family in need when it is completed (most likely in 2015). Additional tasks for the day included measuring and cutting materials, applying caulking, and even learning some basic carpentry.
Both the Living Group of Companies’ President William Lau and Chairman Stephen Wong were on site for the day’s activities, and the volunteer team also received a site visit from Richard Solomon, Habitat for Humanity’s Regional Vice President for York Region.
“The Living Group of Companies has a corporate mission of helping aspiring homeowners to achieve property ownership, which is why working with Habitat for Humanity GTA has been so rewarding for us,” said Lau.
“Joining them on the site – and being able to directly participate in the charitable work they do every day – has been an unforgettable and truly rewarding experience for our team of volunteers.”
Note for our readers: If you’d like to join Living Realty in our support of Habitat for Humanity, it’s not too late! Our fundraising page is still active, and can be found here – every dollar donated will help this charitable organization in delivering much-needed resources and assistance to York Region families.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity GTA, and to find out how you or your company can get involved with their mission of increasing access to affordable housing, please visit them online at http://www.habitatgta.ca/.