CAW Local 229 Helps out with Habitat for Humanity in Thunder Bay


Habitat for Humanity Helped by ParamedicsTHUNDER BAY – CAW Local 229 City Paramedics were pleased to assist Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay by presenting the organization with a life-sized playhouse to support its latest fundraiser. The gigantic children’s playhouse in the shape of an ambulance was voluntarily hand-built by several Thunder Bay paramedics over the past few months.

CAW Local 229 Union member and City of Thunder Bay Paramedic Rob Corbeil shared, “We know that this donation will support a better quality of life for a low-income family in Thunder Bay. As paramedics, we are passionate about helping others and it is in our nature to respond to those in need. Responding to this call for help from Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay has been especially rewarding.”

The Paramedics have contributed a hand-crafted playhouse to Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay for the last four years with the support of their Union CAW local 229. The playhouse will be part of a penny auction fundraiser at the Spring Home and Garden Show taking place March 30- April 1, 2012 at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Grounds.

All funds raised from the penny auction event will benefit this year’s home builds in Thunder Bay.

Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay CEO, Diane Mitchell says; “Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay is just thrilled by this partnership. Year after year, our local paramedics have volunteered their time to help families who don’t have a place to call their own. The craftsmanship and attention to detail in this playhouse really demonstrates just how dedicated the City Paramedics are to helping others every day.”

Today Habitat for Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay also officially announced that they will be building two homes in the City of Thunder Bay in 2012. The not-for-profit organization has secured land on Home Avenue and Mary Street. Since 1994, Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay has provided a home for 22 families in need. The organization is committed to building two homes in Thunder Bay in 2012.

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