Building strength, stability & independence
2019 is another busy year for Habitat Sarnia/Lambton. We are currently getting closer to the completion of the whole-home renovation at 601 Elm Avenue (at East Street). It is slated for completion early Fall, and home to the LaForge family.
In addition to completing that build, we are constructing our fifth partnership build with Lambton County Developmental Services…this time at 411 Murray Street in Corunna. This is our first “down-River” build and the introduction of Habitat to Corunna and the surrounding community has been a wonderful experience for all involved. Slated for completion late Fall, Murray Street will soon be home to two more individuals in our community with developmental delays and their caregiver. Habitat Sarnia/Lambton remains grateful to Nadine and Doug Lazenby for the donation of the land for this build.
The balance of 2019 will include another whole home renovation on Bright Street, Sarnia starting soon. We are currently pursuing the purchase of property in Forest and in Sarnia. And, of course- our appreciation to Petrolia. For a $1 they donated the lot at 4158 James Street for a Habitat build in their community. Watch this space for details.
Please note: We are actively recruiting families for our Sarnia, Petrolia and Forest near future builds.
Habitat Sarnia/Lambton is delighted to partner with the County of Lambton on our fourth “Lambton Builds” project. Volunteers in receipt of Ontario Works have been joining Habitat as Murray Street, Corunna build volunteers. They are gaining valuable on the job team training, have visible, increased self confidence and ongoing personal/professional development. We continue to be grateful to the County of Lambton for this partnership. To the Ontario Works team for bringing this program together and to the Ontario Works volunteers who are always such a pleasure to welcome and work with, we say thank you.
At the Habitat for Humanity Canada National Conference in Kelowna, BC, Habitat Sarnia/Lambton was recognized as a leader in Housing Innovation for their partnership with the County of Lambton. The County of Lambton was also recognized by the OMSSA for their partnership with Habitat Sarnia/Lambton.