Habitat for Humanity receives support from community after string of thefts


After a string of break-ins that began in September, Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga (Habitat HM) has received an outpouring of support from the community.

There have been three break-ins so far, and each time, several items, many of them donated, were stolen.

In response, Habitat HM has received overwhelming support from members of the community as well as long-time partners of the organization.

“To have such kind and thoughtful supporters is incredible,” John Gerrard, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga, said in a news release.

“Our appreciation of their selflessness cannot be overstated. Because of their donations, we can effectively continue our operations and service the less fortunate. We are so grateful for that,” he continued.

The organizations that have helped resupply the Habitat HM’s tools that were stolen are national partner Home Depot Canada, and Oakville construction company Penalta Group, as well as another company that requested anonymity.

Additionally, Celina Close, a member of the community was instrumental in raising awareness of the thefts and loss of equipment, as well as resupplying some of the tools herself.

Having these items replaced will allow Habitat HM to continue their charitable initiatives such as Free Kitchen Salvages, Free Donation Pickup, and Handyman home improvement services.

Anyone interested in learning more about how they can contribute to Habitat HM can find out more by visiting their website.

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