Habitat working on local build

The West Kootenay chapter of Habitat for Humanity is currently working towards building its fourth home in the West Kootenay. The first three homes were built in Nelson. Due to the generosity of the City of Castlegar, who have donated a building lot, the organization is well on its way to starting its first build in Castlegar.

The West Kootenay chapter of Habitat for Humanity is currently working towards building its fourth home in the West Kootenay. The first three homes were built in Nelson. Due to the generosity of the City of Castlegar, who have donated a building lot, the organization is well on its way to starting its first build in Castlegar.

Habitat for Humanity will be giving a local family in need a “hand up” rather than a hand out, providing the chosen family with an interest-free mortgage with payments based on their yearly income.

There have already been local organizations generously donating to the cause. There have also been fundraisers organized by board members and generously supported by the community of Castlegar. Currently we are working towards our next fundraiser: A “Secret Destination” Dinner and Dance on April 9.

This is a unique fundraising opportunity in which Habitat for Humanity is partnering with local restaurants. Each participating restaurant creates a dinner within its individual restaurant which will be attended by ticket holders for the event.

It is “secret” because nobody will know which restaurant they will be attending or who they will be attending with until they receive an e-mail the day before. When the dinner is over, all ticket holders will meet at The Portugese Hall for a dance and live auction.

The event is an excellent opportunity to network and meet new people and discover some wonderful local cuisine — all while supporting a great cause.

The tickets are $40 per person. The ticket includes dinner and the dance.

If you are interested in tickets, please e-mail Colleen Allarie (callarie@thebrick.com) or phone her at 250-304-2700 during the day.

Colleen Allarie

Board Member,

West Kootenay Habitat for Humanity