Habitat issues building challenge

Habitat for Humanity is giving contractors and backyard builders a chance to showcase their talent, and help a worthy local cause

Calling all local builders with big hearts.

Habitat for Humanity is giving contractors and backyard builders a chance to showcase their talent, and help a worthy local cause.

The Home Building Centre and City Furniture in Vernon are helping the Habitat Champs in an exciting and fun project to raise money – a home challenge.

Start your skill saws and lend a hand to buy the land. Habitat is going to display playhouses built by the city’s favourite local builders.

“These play homes should be no larger than 4’ x 6’ in size, but we encourage you to go wild with your imagination to showcase your company’s skill,” said Cheryl Kaminsky, coordinator of the project.

“We will display these homes for the month of November at the Home Building Center on 27th Street and they have joined our efforts by offering a builders discount on materials as well as coordinating the raffle of all homes.  We expect hundreds of people to buy raffle tickets for the various playhouses (just in time for Christmas).  It is our wish to have at least six playhouses to showcase.”

Backyard builders take heart too.  City Furniture has joined the action and is going to display and auction off homes of every sort.

“We envision dog houses, bird houses, doll houses and more,” said Kaminsky.  “This display of fun and artful homes will also be featured throughout the month of November at City Furniture on Anderson Way and there will be a silent auction sheet for each item (as well as a ‘buy it now’ price).”

Call Kaminski (250-503-7898) for more details and join the Habitat Champs in thanking all participants and businesses who are working to see local families live in their own dream homes.