Photo: George Patterson (Habitat for Humanity Vice-Chair), Andrew Campbell (Habitat for Humanity Board Chair), with Bonnie Moore (TBCF Executive Director) and Dan Stezenko (Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay CEO).
We were excited to bring a hot, pizza lunch to Habitat for Humanity, the winners of our 2017 Lunch with the TBCF Contest. We sat down with their staff and board members to discuss all the contributions they make to Thunder Bay as well as the upcoming 2018 build.
They explained to use that they have worked with 32 different families to date – that means 32 homes built in Thunder Bay. There is a very detailed process for determining which individual or family is selected for each build. The most heart warming part is that they do not consider these people “clients” but rather they become part of the family at Habitat for Humanity. Gearing up for the next build, they are working to be “good stewards to the community by using every dollar wisely,” said Build Coordinator Dion Horton. Dion reiterated to us that each build is not only rewarding for the partner family, but also for the staff as well, to which the other staff and board members agreed with.
Currently, land is the biggest need for Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay.
A big thank you to everyone who submitted photos in our ‘Lunch with the TBCF’ contest, as well as to Eat Local for providing us with delicious pizzas!