EDMONTON (Oct. 23, 2017) – Smiles abounded as Jenna and her daughter Anabelle received keys to their Habitat home, the 75th home of the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. In July, thousands of volunteers worked on 74 homes in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, the remaining home built and donated by local homebuilder ROHIT Communities – their third donated home since 2011.
“Our team is excited to partner with the Habitat team once again,” said Rohit Gupta, President of Rohit Group. “We had a great opportunity to get our hands dirty earlier this year at the Carter Work Project, a true testament to the human spirit of giving with thousands of volunteers across Canada. Working with Habitat gives us the opportunity to eliminate poverty in our community, our Edmonton. It is Habitat’s hard work every day that ensures that our peers in the community have the opportunity at a bright future.”
“We are so pleased and proud to be part of a community with such generous people,” said Alfred Nikolai, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “I want to commend the leadership at ROHIT and all the staff who made it possible to present Jenna and Anabelle with an opportunity to change their future.”
The Government of Alberta has been a strong supporter of Habitat since 2005, and has made it possible for many Albertans to access affordable home ownership through the Habitat program.
“I am honoured to participate in this important Habitat for Humanity event,” said the Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister for Seniors and Housing. “Our government is working every day to make life better for Albertans with our Affordable Housing Strategy and commitment to strengthening the public services families count on. To all the families who are joining a new neighbourhood today- welcome home!”
Habitat thanks to everyone involved in helping Jenna and Anabelle achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership.