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Habitat for Humanity siding blitz at Kettle & Stony Point

Sarnia-Lambton Habitat for Humanity houses at Eagle Drive in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. Photo submitted by Habitat. By Melanie Irwin October 16, 2020 10:16am

A siding blitz is taking place Friday at three of four Habitat for Humanity homes under construction at Kettle and Stony Point First Nation.

CEO David Waters said three corporate teams have signed on to help.

“RBC, Rotary, and Enactus from Lambton College,” said Waters. “They’re going to each take a house and start siding. I would think they’d probably get maybe half the house done.”

He said the builds are going well.

“We got a late start. Obviously with everything that happened with COVID, but it’s progressing nicely at this point. They’ve all been framed and shingled and windows are in now and Friday the siding. So, getting closer to getting the outside all wrapped up before the winter, so we’re on pace to complete that.”

Waters said there’s been a lot of interest from the community in the builds.

“Just gauge that by the applications, 38 applications for four homes. There’s been a lot of talk within the community, you know, how can we help, what can we do and of course the families themselves have to volunteer those hours and they’re going to do that on their own which is quite exciting.”

Waters said he would love to do more homes in the area and anticipates these homes will be finished midway through 2021.

“When we work together towards a common goal of homeownership for those deserving a safe and affordable place to live, it is a winning partnership that can continue for years to come,” he said.


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