Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, the biggest Habitat in Canada, is to get a $100,000 donation from the REALTORS® Community Foundation.
“We are thrilled to be in a position to award Habitat for Humanity Edmonton a cheque for $100,000 towards the build of a new home for a family in need,” said Gail Docken, a Realtors Community Foundation board member serving her second term as president.
Habitat has 38 homes under construction in the Edmonton area and this donation will help complete one, say Habitat staff.
The Realtors Foundation has been “a great champion for many years” of an organization which believes everyone deserves to own their own home.
“The REALTORS® Community Foundation was formed in 1986 due to the number of requests received from Edmonton and surrounding area charities,” said Docken.
“Since then we have given more than $4 million to grassroots charities. We were able to donate $251,000 in the past year.”
Realtors can contribute to the foundation’s We Care program through each transaction they do. The foundation’s board also plans fundraising events each year and real estate brokerages and partner companies also donate.
- Nick Lees, Edmonton Journal
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