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Flames 'Better Halves' get into construction

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
Habitat for Humanity Calgary in partnership with Paul Brandt’s Build it Forward initiative is hosting Women Build 2010 from November 15th until the 20th.

The Flames Better Halves are proud to join forces with Habitat for Humanity for a day of building on November 16th, 2010.

More than 175 women from corporations and the local community will join together to build a home for a family in need. Construction will take place in the community of New Brighton.
What:   A day of construction in New Brighton for Habitat for Humanity
Date:    November 16, 2010
Time:   8am to 4pm
Who:    Lauren Giordano, Erin Morrison, Kristina Regehr, Natalie Gorman (Bourque),
Helene Tanguay
Women Build is an international movement that helps bring women together for a common purpose; to change the lives of families in their own communities. Women of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to volunteer in a non-traditional capacity – construction. It allows participants to learn new skills and trades so they can contribute to providing families safe homes in which to grow. Poverty ends at home with Women Build.
“A failure to address poverty and its impacts affects us all,” says Leslie Tamagi, President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity Calgary. “Poverty is putting an unbearable strain on healthcare, education and social systems. Through home ownership, Women Build helps break the cycle of poverty.”
The Flames Better Halves, players’ wives and girlfriends, are active participants in fundraising initiatives for the Flames charitable arm; the Flames Foundation for Life as well as volunteers with various International and local organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Impact Society and Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity Calgary is a non-profit organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. With a mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. The organization was founded in 1990, is a member of Habitat for Humanity Canada, and part of a worldwide network that spans 93 countries, which has built over 300,000 homes.
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