Habitat lot preparation set for September

The transfer of the Cranbrook lot from the city to Habitat for Humanity West Kootenay has been completed.

The transfer of the Cranbrook lot from the city to Habitat for Humanity West Kootenay has been completed. That means that the Cranbrook committee can begin the process of advertising the property and selecting a Habitat family to partner with on the project.

Applications will be available on the website in mid-September.

“We will be looking at lot preparation to start in late September and volunteer recruitment is well underway,” Gord Johnston, project leader and chair, said.

Since their inaugural photo and article in the paper last month, Johnston said they have been contacted by local citizens wanting to get involved in the build and keen to donate materials to the project.

“Overall we have received a very positive response to date and the Cranbrook committee is looking forward to another successful Habitat for Humanity build in the Kootenays,” he said.

Johnston wanted to thank their financial supporters to date: BC Hydro, the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation, the City of Cranbrook, RDEK, RBC Royal Bank and business support from Wolfpack Signs and Printing, Steidl Kambeitz and Phillip Jones. AllWeather Windows and Southeast Disposal have offered materials and services once the build begins.

For anyone interested in more information about Habitat for Humanity or to get involved in this project please visit www.habitatwk.ca.