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The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® donates $10,000 in support of two local builds

Ontario – The Lakeland Association of REALTORS® recently made a large contribution to Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North, one that will impact the lives of families in both Orillia and South Almaguin.

On Thursday, January 8, 2018 the local membership driven, professional real estate association contributed $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity OGN, funds that will go toward two local housing projects.

“Partnering with Habitat for Humanity gives local families a chance of home ownership not afforded to them otherwise,” said The Lakelands Association of Realtors president, Mike Stahls. “Our membership takes an active role in the betterment of our communities throughout the region.”

As the official kick-off to the South Almaguin Adopt-a-Home project, Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North broke ground in Emsdale last spring. The build site is located at Station Road, and Habitat will be announcing their partnership with a local family in the coming weeks. The Lakelands generous contribution will go toward the Station Road build in addition to supporting another Habitat build currently underway in Orillia. The Orillia housing project, located at 499 Bay St., consists of a semi-detached home that, upon completion, will house two local families.

“We thank the community leaders of The Lakelands Association of Realtors for their generous contribution to helping build strength, stability and self-reliance for our partner families,” said Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North’s Director of Development & Communications Britta Gerwin. “These funds will help support several families throughout the communities we serve.”

The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® is a professional organization committed to serving its 800 REALTOR® members with the tools, advocacy and professional development opportunities required to promote excellence, knowledge and a high standard of ethics and business practices. Its members provide real estate services representing different land use properties ranging from recreational, residential and commercial throughout the major geographical areas within the regions of the District of Parry Sound, District Municipality of Muskoka, Haliburton County and Northern Simcoe County including the City of Orillia. REALTORS® are champions of homeownership and are committed to improving Quality of Life by supporting policies that help ensure economic vitality, provide housing opportunities, preserve the environment, protect property owners and build better communities with good schools and safe neighbourhoods.

Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North is a not-for-profit organization that brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

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