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CUPE volunteers with Habitat for Humanity in Grand Forks, BC

Community project to build a multi-plex for people in need.

Habitat for Humanity multi-plex building project is a cooperative effort involving Habitat for Humanity, the City of Grand Forks, and CUPE 4728 members.

GRAND FORKS, BC, April 20, 2011: CUPE 4728 members are volunteering their services for a community project that brings together municipal workers, the City of Grand Forks, and Habitat for Humanity. Grand Forks's City Council donated materials, supplies, and the use of City equipment. CUPE 4728 members will volunteer their time, labour, and expertise to install the water and sewer services.

City Council donated land to enable Habitat for Humanity to build individual houses. Habitat for Humanity, with the help of City Council and CUPE members, is now building a multi-plex for people in need.

"This is an exciting project that will benefit our community," says CUPE 4728 president Ross Idler. "Our members are proud to help Habitat and to contribute to its extraordinary efforts constructing housing locally. This isn't the first time we've done this type of project for a non-profit and we hope to continue working with Council and CUPE volunteers to build a better future in our community."

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  CUPE members utilize skills to help Grand Forks community project

Posted: April 27, 2011

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