Community Building

Way to go John! Thank you Lloyd Fournier for promoting such a worthy cause.

Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.

[A Wholesome grass roots approach]

993879_10209107569183217_1856467893994578582_n.jpglogo_Habitat_for_Humanity.jpegJimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s involvement with Habitat for Humanity International began in 1984 when the former president led a work group to New York City to help renovate a six-story building with 19 families in need of decent, affordable shelter.  Since its inception, Habitat has built and created housing for over 2,700 families throughout Canada.

The harsh reality in this land of immense wealth and resources is that a dire need for affordable housing exists in all urban communities across Canada. Moreover, the stigma of charity and the evolution of urban ghettos, although providing a “roof overhead” too often leaves a social stigma that travels from generation to generation.

I have long been a huge fan of this organization and, in the past have helped financially and with a hammer.  Given the fact that today, over 7% of Canada’s population lives in poverty, the challenges…

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