For the third year in a row, Eastern Canada’s wood products company EACOM Timber Corporation joins forces with Habitat for Humanity Canada to make a lasting impact in Canadian communities.
This year, the company is helping 19 families access homeownership and better living conditions by donating over $86,000 worth of lumber to support builds for Ottawa, Grey Bruce, Thunder Bay and Montréal.
“We work hard to make affordable homeownership a reality for hundreds of families each year. We couldn’t do that work without generous donors like EACOM Timber Corporation, who not only support our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, but work right alongside us to make it happen” said Mark Rodgers, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada.
According to EACOM, building product donations offset constructions costs, which help build more homes for families in need of better housing.
The company also states that lumber sourced from Canadian forests ensures that homes are built with sustainable, local and renewable materials.
“We believe that strong communities start with safe and decent homes for families which is why Habitat for Humanity Canada’s mission aligns with our values. This partnership is a natural fit that furthers EACOM’s commitment to supporting thriving communities,” said Kevin Edgson, President and CEO of EACOM Timber Corporation. “Grown and processed with pride in our northern regions, our certified wood products will provide a solid structure to 19 families as they embark in this new chapter of their lives.”
EACOM business partners Aaron Transportation, Kelsey Trail, Big Freight systems, and Laidlaw Carriers have generously offered to deliver the donated products to local Habitat for Humanity build sites.
“We thank our partners for joining us in this effort. By working together, we are making a big difference for these families,” said Edgson.
EACOM and Habitat for Humanity Canada invite the public to volunteer at a local Habitat organization this summer. For more information, visit www.habitat.ca.