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AFPA Presents Keys to a Habitat for Humanity Home

Posted by AFPA | May 30, 2019

Today, CEO of the Alberta Forest Products Association, Paul Whittaker, presented an Edmonton family with keys to a Habitat for Humanity home. The AFPA is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, and honoured to be able to present Blen, Osman, and their children Farriss and Imran (not pictured) with the keys to their new home.

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that helps lower income families in need of safe and affordable housing. For Canada’s 150th anniversary, the goal was to build 150 homes from coast to coast with 75 of those in Edmonton. AFPA members were more than happy to step up to the plate and donate both their time and $75,000 worth of building material in support of this project.

The AFPA team is proud to have been able to participate, contribute, and give back to our community. It was an incredibly rewarding experience to be able to meet and work side-by-side with some of the families that would be moving into these homes, and to see and work with our quality wood products and turn them into something truly beautiful.

A special thanks to the following members who donated material to this project:

Watch the video below to learn more about our experience volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

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