Trucking companies build hope by helping construct homes

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Trucking firms and suppliers got here collectively just lately by donating time, expertise, skills, and {dollars} to assist assemble properties for Habitat for Humanity – Waterloo Area, Ontario.

Construct contributions happened over the course of 4 days and included 50 worker volunteers from seven firms, who helped with duties together with framing, ceilings, and decks. That is the fifth 12 months that Vehicles for Change (T4C) company groups have gathered to help with constructing 45 townhome models at Habitat’s Kehl Avenue location.

“We all the time stay up for the Vehicles for Change construct days,” mentioned Maynard Moore, a construct supervisor with the Waterloo area Habitat for Humanity. “I don’t know why, however we appear to perform greater than traditional with trucking groups,” and additional speculated that volunteers from the trade appear to have “brains which are geared for effectivity”.

Picture of people helping construct a home
(Picture: Vehicles for Change)

This 12 months’s contribution provides one other 400 hours to T4C’s 1,500-plus volunteer hours to the Kehl Avenue construct, together with one other $10,000 in monetary contributions to fund Habitat for Humanity’s construct applications.

“Vehicles For Change actually appreciates each the monetary and volunteer commitments of this 12 months’s collaborating firms, who not solely allowed, however inspired employees members to take a break from regular work routines to select up a hammer or a drill so as to assist households construct secure futures,” mentioned T4C govt director, Betsy Sharples.

Groups of staff from Kriska Transportation Group, Bison Transport, Erb Transport, Challenger Motor Freight, The Tandet Group, Navistar Canada, and Bridgestone Canada discovered new expertise whereas constructing hope for native Habitat households.

Habitat For Humanity’s home-building program helps lower-income, working households by offering the chance to buy their very own properties.

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