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Rowan House Builds with Habitat for Humanity

Staff don hard hats to give back to the community

Rowan House and Habitat for HumanityRowan House Emergency Shelter is no stranger to the generosity of the Foothills. Through our capital campaign, flood rebuild and annual fundraising campaigns, the community has been there to support the work we do with families fleeing domestic violence.

We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive and were excited for the opportunity to give back. So on Saturday, September 19th, six members of our staff threw on a hard hat and a pair of steel-toes to help with the build of the Habitat for Humanity duplex in High River.

“We think Habitat for Humanity is a great organization and we’re always looking for new team building activities at Rowan House,” said Lindsay with the Branches Preventative Education program. “I know that the staff here are always willing to help out in any way they can, so I thought it would be a great way of combining the two.”

It was a day full of sweat and laughter but two things really stood out for Lindsay. “The highlight of the day was a toss-up between being able to finish the tasks that we started by the end of the day, since many of us ladies were not too familiar with using tools before that day, and getting to meet the two home owners who will be moving into the homes once they are finished.” she explained.

Rowan House staff threw on a hard hat and a pair of steel-toes to help at the Habitat for Humanity duplex in High River

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