Habitat for Humanity Announces Delay in Housing Launch

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Habitat for Humanity and Thunder Bay Insurance are teaming up.
Habitat for Humanity and Thunder Bay Insurance are teaming up.

Donations Needed to Keep Building

THUNDER BAY – Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay announced today that construction of its current semi-detached house being built in partnership with Thunder Bay Insurance and Gillons will be postponed until further notice.

“Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay is incredibly disappointed to make this announcement and particularly for the Thompson and Davis families who are anxiously waiting for the homes to be completed.

In recent months, Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay has experienced a significant reduction in donations and we are therefore unable to provide our organization’s portion of funding to match the house build sponsor.” According to Chair of the Board, Andrew Campbell.

In addition to a shortfall in donations, Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay has also been the victim of several break-ins over the past months with thieves causing significant property damage and stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of building materials from the ReStore including a much used truck.

Over the last five years, the Thunder Bay Insurance-Gillons team has raised over $80,000 in support of the Habitat for Humanity home. “Habitat for Humanity is very grateful for the support of Thunder Bay Insurance and Gillons Insurance. It is unfortunate that the construction of this home has to be postponed to 2015.” continues Campbell.

The house located at 677 Hodder Avenue is the first semi-detached house the not for profit organization has built in the last decade.