WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The PCL family of companies and Habitat for Humanity International are helping a Winnipeg family achieve their dream of home ownership.
The PCL family of companies recently announced a two-year commitment of $1 million to Habitat for Humanity International, with home building to take place in the United States and Canada. In Winnipeg, $100,000 of the PCL donation is sponsoring a new home on Talbot Avenue. PCL staff is also providing 360 volunteer hours in partnership to build this home.
Sean Barnes, district manager, PCL Constructors Canada Inc., says, “We are proud to make this home a reality for this family by having the opportunity to donate the funds to Habitat for Humanity and to give our time to help build this home.”
In addition to supporting this project financially, PCL is supplying building materials, and drawing on the support of its valued subcontractor community. PCL subcontractors have donated more than $80,000 in services that Habitat for Humanity International would normally pay for – the first donation of its kind for a Habitat project in Manitoba.
The future Habitat homeowners Dave and his wife Cora have three children and will be moving into their new home when it’s completed early in December. Dave heard about Habitat for Humanity from a co-worker. He discovered that his family qualified and soon applied with the hope of changing the course of their future. The family was accepted and they are extremely appreciative of this opportunity to improve their lives and build a future filled with promise.
The building theme is carrying on for Dave, who is a framing carpenter and has worked on residential projects in Winnipeg. Recently, he embarked on a PCL career as a pre-entry level apprentice on the company’s IKEA project at Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard.
The Talbot Avenue home is one of five habitat builds to receive funding from PCL this year. The others are taking place in Edmonton, Seattle, Anchorage, and Los Angeles.
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The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies which carry out diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $5 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in the United States. Major offices are strategically located in 25 major North American centers to support work across Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Caribbean. Watch us build at www.pcl.com