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HRAI to Raise Funds for Habitat for Humanity Canada

October 18, 2010
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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced the launch of its 2010/2011 fundraising campaign in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada.

“By partnering with Habitat for Humanity, HRAI members are taking an active role in improving Canadian communities one family at a time. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a great fit as many HRAI members’ products are used in the construction of each Habitat Home. By donating products and/or cash, we are not only giving back but working together as an industry association to help Canadian families in need of decent and affordable housing,” said Colin Jennings, HRAI chairman (Carrier Canada Ltd.).

HRAI joined with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) on this new initiative in March 2010. The two organizations have been working together to provide products and cash to help build 500 homes in Canada during 2010 and 2011. It is the goal of both associations to raise $1.75 million during the fundraising campaign, which runs until the end of 2011. To date, CIPH and HRAI members have already raised over $1.28 million in products and cash. HRAI members will receive information on donating to the 2010/2011 campaign in October.

Through volunteer labor, efficient management, and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. In addition to mortgage payments, each homeowner invests hundreds of hours of their own labor, called “sweat equity,” into the building of their house and the houses of others.

Publication date: 10/18/2010

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