Habitat For Humanity Heartland Ontario Breaks Ground On Homes For 2 Local Families In St. Thomas
St. Thomas, ON — September 29, 2020 — Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario is excited to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for two local families on 34 Hiawatha Street by holding a Facebook live stream on the Habitat Heartland Facebook page. All are welcome to attend and engage in the groundbreaking ceremony virtually on October 6th, 2020 at 11:00am by watching live on the Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Facebook page.  

The semi-detached build at 34 Hiawatha Street will mark the 5th and 6th Habitat homes built in Elgin County, bringing much needed affordable homeownership opportunities to two local families. The St. Thomas community has shown an outpouring of support for the project, and Habitat Heartland is looking forward to working closely with community members through every stage of the build.

“We are thrilled to be moving forward with a virtual groundbreaking ceremony for our St. Thomas build at 34 Hiawatha Street,” said Brian Elliot CEO Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario. “This is the safest way for us to bring our community, volunteers, and supporters together to celebrate the construction of a safe, affordable home for two families in Elgin County. Make sure to join us from the comfort of your own home on October 6th!” 

Applications to own a Habitat home in St. Thomas are still being accepted. Local families who may qualify for the Habitat homeownership program are encouraged to take the eligibility quiz on the Habitat Heartland website. 

Construction on this build site will follow all provincial health and safety protocols specific to the construction industry, including: limiting the number of people & trades on site, improved cleaning protocols, proper social distancing, and mandatory face masks when social distancing is not possible. 

About Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario 
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario believes that everyone has the right to the confidence, security and hope that a home provides. Affordable homeownership is key to building strong, equitable and thriving communities. By mobilizing volunteers and community partners, Habitat Heartland provides opportunities for families in Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford and Perth counties to achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership. For more information, please visit www.habitat4home.ca. 

Emily Rust
Social Media and Marketing Associate
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario