Habitat for Humanity Northumberland’s Capital Campaign Raises Over $420,000 for Baltimore Project.

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On Thursday February 8th, 2024, Habitat for Humanity Northumberland staff welcomed volunteers, donors, and sponsors to a recognition event for the support they received over the course of 2023.

At this event, The Building Hope with Families capital campaign co-chairs Jacqueline Pennington and Greg Campbell along with their children and the Campaign Cabinet (Jennifer Lean-Gadbois, Patti Ley & Lynda Kay) revealed the completed giant thermometer, with a total of $420,900 raised towards the 2.9-million-dollar 7-unit Net Zero Townhome Baltimore project. This is the largest development that Habitat Northumberland has undertaken at one in time in its 25-year history.

The Building Hope with Families capital campaign started just over a year ago with the hope of raising $400,000 in additional funds to support this project. Campaign co-chair Jacqueline Pennington is, “thrilled with how much the community has stepped up and shown an overwhelming support for the Baltimore Build. It is a testament to our community and the Habitat Team for their vision and commitment to ensuring everyone has access to affordable homeownership.”

According to Habitat Northumberland’s CEO Cathy Borowec, “these funds will help ensure that we are able to deliver affordable homes to Baltimore providing an opportunity for families looking for safe and affordable place to call their own. We are grateful for the commitment of the cabinet and all who contributed to this campaign. Especially now, we need to have the support of the community to address the incredible need for housing.”

All those who have pledged over $1,000 were recognized at the event: CMHC, Cameco Corporation, Community Power Northumberland, Jacqueline Pennington Real Estate, Rotary Club of Cobourg, HTM Insurance & the Build for Brandon Week, Delray Granite, Lion’s Club of Cobourg, Behan Construction, Tony Pulla & Jan Rosamond, Sagen, Zoelle Plumbing, Quinn Electric, Jennifer Darrell, HTM Board of Directors, June Mackenzie, Gordon & Patti Ley, Pam & Steve Went, Jennifer Lean-Gadbois, Stewart Richardson & Nancy Oliver, Arsenault-Moore Family Foundation, Lynda Kay, Paul & Joan Macklin, Howard Keith Oliver, Forrest Rowden, Janet Sedgewick, David & Nancy Lester, Bridgett Gallagher, Cambium Inc, Central Restoration Services, Daphne King, Joe Hofstede, Reid Ryerson, Ryan Combden & Sharon O’Connor.

Our Baltimore project still has opportunities to contribute both via funds or by volunteering as an individual or through team builds. To find out more about these opportunities contact Melissa Morrison, Community and Fund Development Coordinator at mmorrison@habitatnorthumberland.ca.

Habitat Northumberland is now processing expressions of interest for families hoping to become future homeowners in Baltimore. The application process is still open, so if you would like to know more information about this project and if you are eligible, please visit habitatnorthumberland.ca/homeownership or email homeownership@habitatnorthumberland.ca.

Attached photos: Capital Campaign Cabinet – pictured: Melissa Morrison, Lynda Kay, Patti Ley, co-chairs Greg Campbell & Jacqueline Pennington, former Executive Director Meaghan Macdonald and Jennifer Lean-Gadbois. Missing from the picture are Jacqueline & Greg’s children Robert & Elijah, who also supported the campaign.

About Habitat for Humanity Northumberland
Founded in 1998, Habitat for Humanity Northumberland is a non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity Northumberland and its volunteers have assisted 65 partner families in obtaining affordable homeownership and over 160 households maintain affordable housing.
Habitat for Humanity Northumberland is one of 45 local Habitats working in Canada. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global non-profit working around the world. For more information on Habitat for Humanity Northumberland, please visit www.habitatnorthumberland.ca.

Pete Fisher
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