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Habitat for Humanity Build Breaks Ground in Drumbo

Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario is going to build a semi-detached home in Drumbo and a virtual groundbreaking ceremony will be taking place at 11:00 a.m. today.

DRUMBO - A virtual groundbreaking ceremony will be taking place today for the new Habitat for Humanity build in Drumbo.

The semi-detached home will house two families. Laura will live in one unit with her two kids,  8-year-old Addison and 6-year-old Emma. Kristen and Ian will live in the second unit along with their one-year-old son Nikolas.

This project was sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada and Oxford County. Warden Larry Martin says the County is happy to support this local build.

“We are excited to be part of this special day for two Oxford County families – to them, I say congratulations. Any time we are able to help a family safely build a life in Oxford, it’s a win and a step forward in our commitment to provide more affordable housing in our communities. We are thankful to work with Habitat for Humanity and appreciate their efforts to bring these opportunities to Oxford County.”

Brian Elliott, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario, would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible.

“As we embark on this exciting new build that will bring much needed affordable homeownership opportunities to the region, we would like to thank the community of Drumbo for rallying behind this build, as well as the Township of Blandford-Blenheim for helping us secure the land to build on. This hand-up for two hard working families wouldn’t be possible without the support of our Diamond Hammer sponsors Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada and Oxford County. Habitat Heartland is also grateful to the Drumbo Lions Club for championing this project in the community. Thank you to all our supporters for helping Laura’s family and Kristen & Ian’s family build a better future through Habitat homeownership.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will be livestreamed on the Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Facebook page at 11:00 a.m.

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