I Hope I Never Forget

by Cori Lynn Germiquet, Executive Director HFHSC One night while I was reading online news stories, I came across a piece that stirred in me an overwhelming emotional response. The story was about a man in Clayton Heights, B.C., who was lobbying the local municipal government to have basement suites deemed illegal and to not…

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Yes, We Need Habitat

By David Conners “Why do you need Habitat for Humanity on the Sunshine Coast? Isn’t everyone quite well-off there? Can’t they already afford a home?” I was catching up with a friend of mine who lives in a city far away from our (sometimes) sunny shores when she made these comments. And she is partially…

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Family Selection Story

Devin Manning was driving to a carpentry job here on the Sunshine Coast when he got the phone call that would change his life. “(Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast board chair) Laurie Vance called to give me the news that my family had been accepted for a Habitat home. It was a surreal experience. I…

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It’s National Volunteer Week Next Week

“Not everything that counts can be counted. And not everything that can be counted, counts.” — Albert Einstein Volunteering is about giving, contributing and helping other individuals and the community. Volunteering means working with others to make a meaningful contribution to a better community. The value of volunteering cannot only be measured using monetary metrics…

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IGA’s “Operation Snowman”

Melts Hearts and Builds Community On December 22nd, Habitat’s Executive Director Ron Pepper was notified that IGA Wilson Creek had gifts and food hampers waiting for pick up for the newest Habitat family.  The mountain of generosity that was witnessed at IGA’s Customer Service area that day brought tears to the eyes of the Morgan…

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