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Habitat for Humanity at the CHW Show

By March 1st, 2011

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I swung by the Habitat for Humanity Toronto booth at the show today and spoke with JB about the organization he volunteers for.

Habitat is at the show to get the word out about their project: promoting and providing opportunities for home ownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty. It seems Habitat is doing a good job of promoting themselves. As JB approaches people with “Have you heard of us?” he often gets “Yeah, I’ve heard of you, and you are doing a great job.”

Right now, Habitat for Humanity Toronto is looking for crew leaders. JB, a retiree who volunteers as a crew leader himself two days a week, says people are often intimidated by the title or don’t think they have enough experience. JB himself became a crew leader after three weeks. Really, a team leader is someone who makes sure the volunteers have what they need to get things done on a build site. Those interested in helping Habitat Toronto should check out the site.

Those not living in Toronto and wanting to get involved should check out the Habitat for Humanity Canada page for their local affiliate.

And don’t forget the draw for Ryan Shervill’s tool chest, which is packed with great tools. The proceeds for the draw go to Habitat.

Ryan shares some tips with a showgoer. His Habitat Chest is in the background

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