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Jul 30, 2019

DEVON FAMILY RECEIVES KEYS FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOME DONATED BY QUALICO

Devon, AB – At a ceremony held last week, a Devon family of six received keys to their new home, and they couldn’t be more excited.

This is the first Devon, Alberta, home for Habitat for Humanity Edmonton and was pledged by Qualico and Pacesetter Homes during Habitat Day earlier this year.

Walking through the home, the family expressed how meaningful the opportunity to own a Habitat for Humanity house is for them.

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“This gives us the peace of mind to start building and putting roots in Devon,” said Luke Mohr. “And start saving towards a future for our children.”

The Mohr family has committed to 500 hours of community service to help others in the community move towards owning their own home through Habitat for Humanity.

Those in attendance at the key-turning ceremony included: 

  • The Mohr family
  • Devon’s Mayor, Ray Ralph
  • Kelly-Lynn Lewis, Board Vice-Chair, Leduc Regional Housing Foundation (additional donor for the home)
  • Habitat for Humanity Edmonton President and CEO Karen Stone, and
  • Lloyd Dumonceaux, Vice-President, Pacesetter Homes.

Speaking at the ceremony, Karen stated, “Habitat relies on the generosity and innovativeness of forward-thinking community leaders like those at Qualico and other local homebuilders and developers.”

Lloyd shared how important working with Habitat for Humanity for the good of the community is to Qualico and its business units.

“It’s very special for a family-run business like Qualico to support the community and families,” he said. “Our staff and the owners of Qualico truly believe this is giving back to the community. We’re very proud and very pleased to be able to do that.”

Habitat Day, first celebrated in 2010, helps raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity Edmonton’s work to assist families on their journey to homeownership.

Thanks to its various partnerships, including one with Qualico, Habitat for Humanity has been able to add close to $10 million in affordable homes in the area since the first Habitat Day.

The home in Devon is the sixth that Qualico has provided as part of the Habitat for Humanity Day initiative in the region, and the 33rd house provided by homebuilders overall.

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