‘Overwhelming’ support for Habitat Kingston keeps project on track

The current building site for Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region’s latest project, located on Rose Abbey Drive, where tools were discovered to have been stolen on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. Photo via Habitat for Humanity.

Earlier this week, workers at the Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region construction site in Kingston discovered that nearly $4,000 worth of tools had been stolen from the construction trailer at the site of their current project.

According to a release from Habitat for Humanity, they have received a tremendous outpouring of support from Kingston community members and beyond. The whole organization – Board of Directors, staff and volunteers – would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who reached out to show their support in this time.

“The support we have received from individuals, service clubs, and businesses in Kingston and well beyond has been incredible,” said Cathy Borowec, CEO of Habitat Kingston Limestone Region. “The empathy and kindness demonstrated is truly overwhelming. On Monday our construction team wasn’t sure how we could carry on with our current project and now we are up and running again with only a little lost time.”

Habitat has received an abundance of support from area businesses, associations and many individuals, according to the release. The organization also extends thanks to ToolHound for their generous contribution, and BigSteelBox who are reportedly sending a storage container from Ottawa to help keep Habitat’s property safe.

“ToolHound is very pleased to be able to help Habitat repurchase the stolen tools so that they can continue building affordable housing in the Kingston community,” commented Dean Perry, President of ToolHound Inc.

“This week we have really felt the support from our community. Kingston cares – there is no doubt about it.”, Borowec added.

The current construction project is on Rose Abbey Drive, and Habitat Kingston is again welcoming volunteers to come out and help build these homes. According to the release, there are many ways to volunteer with Habitat and every helping hand is welcome.

For information about how to get involved, go to habitatkingston.com

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