23 July 2018

Builder’s Blast – Oh What Progress!

Oh What Progress!

Our summer student Michael and Co-Op student Zachary where huge help this week installing the insulation for our walls and ceiling along with installing the vapour barrier.  Thanks to such a great teacher Kevin Berwick. If you are interested in learning the trade of home building, step onto our build site and volunteer.  Kevin is always eager to share his skills! Back patio door installed, furnace installed, sump pump cover fabricated, the power is hooked up, and windows are being installed as we speak. Union Gas team were in on Friday to provide the house with the warmth of gas heating.  Thank you so much team Union Gas! There's still time to make your mark on this home - contact Joanne - joanne@habitatcornwall.org or 613-938-0413 ext. 206 Here are a few pics of the updates. Read More

03 July 2018

Builder’s Blast – Plumbing & A Wedding, oh my!

Builder's Blast - Week 7

This week, we would like to thank Adam Beehler Plumbing and his super-efficient, hard-working team who took care of the plumbing for our Williamsburg home.  Congratulations Adam on such a great job! Another superb sponsor are our friends at Longevity Acrylics.  With each build, they are always eager to help.  They have once again donated a bathtub and shower combo, as well as a shower unit for the lower level.  We are so lucky to have supporters like you!  Way to go Longevity Acrylics! Last Saturday we hosted our “Some Assembly Required” BBQ to open our build to the public to volunteer and add their sweat and smiles to the Pinard family’s future home.  What a great day with fantastic volunteers and beautiful weather. If you would like to be part of our build by volunteering or making a donation to our build program, please email or call Joanne - joanne@habitatcornwall.org or 613-938-0413 ext.206.  We are in need if paint, drywall and drywall installers and plastering, lumber, backfill, moulding, lighting for the home,  interior doors.  Any financial help, allows us to keep building in SD&G.  We can do this together!   Finally, a super big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to a special volunteer that has helped build many of our Habitat Homes.  Congratulations Mary-Lee Smith - or should we say Mary-Lee Lepage - on your union with the love of your life.  Habitat staff and volunteers wish you good weather, good memories, an everlasting love.  We hope your day was as special to you as you are to us!   Read More

25 June 2018

Builder’s Blast – Are You Dreaming?

And that is exactly what St. Lawrence College students have showed us.  Through their sweat, determination and hard work, they’ve given us a great head start. Now they have passed the hammer back to the community.  Are you ready to pick-up that hammer?   Sending out a special Thanks to Done Right Roofing from Cornwall for providing free labour to shingle the roof.  What a superb team.    

Welcome Kevin!

We welcome Kevin Berwick to our build as our Site Supervisor.  Kevin took part in our 2016 build.  Not only did Kevin impress Habitat with his skills, he showed us his true leadership qualities.  Our volunteers loved working with Kevin and are eager to see him back in action.  So come on down and say “Hi” Kevin. [caption id="attachment_4045" align="alignleft" width="174"]  Welcome our new Site Supervisor, Kevin![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4046" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Thank you Mark for all of your hard work with the SLC students![/caption] Read More

11 June 2018

Builder’s Blast – Week 4

Builder's Blast

Good news…. WE HAVE T-SHIRTS!  For only $10.00 you can sport this fantastic looking tshirt that shows YOU support your local Habitat for Humanity home build.  If you want a t-shirt, please email (below) and we will have them ready for you at the front of the ReStore for pick up. Week 4 has come and gone.  You won’t believe what just a few days with fantastic, hard-working, dedicated builders can achieve.  Check out the pictures below and if you’re in need of a good skilled contractor, Mark from St. Lawrence College would probably have some fantastic recommendations for you.  If you are ever interested in a career in the carpentry field, St. Lawrence College Carpentry program is a great place to begin! Our framing is almost complete.  Next week the roof trusses get installed and will shelter the volunteers from the harsh sun. We have an official date for our community volunteers to come on down to the build and put your sweat, heart and hands into our community build.   Saturday, June 23rd come on down for a Pre-Canada Day BBQ we call “Some Assembly Required”.  More details to come. If you want to get involved, contact our Build Coordinator, Joanne - 613-938-0413 ext.206 or joanne@habitatcornwall.org If you want to donate, contact our Resource Coordinator, Breckyn - 613-938-0413 ext.207 or breckyn@habitatcornwall.org Here is a glance at our build as of yesterday… Read More

04 June 2018

Week 3 – Floor Joists

Welcome to Week Three!

Another hard-working week from our St. Lawrence College students.  Boy can this group can move.  Mark, their teacher, must be so proud! Floor joists arrived on Thursday and are being installed as we speak. Just like a picture frames a family picture, the house framing will frame the Pinard Family’s memories for years to come. Still lots of opportunity to be involved with our build, contact me should you need more information.   Click on the link for a quick video of the build as of today: https://www.facebook.com/habitatforhumanityrestorecornwall/videos/2073792706226570/ Read More

28 May 2018

Williamsburg Build – ICF Blocks Foundation Almost Complete

Wow week 2, time sure flies when you’re having fun! St. Lawrence College students have been hard at work building the Pinard Family’s foundation this week with ICF blocks.  What a great learning opportunity for these future home builders.  SLC is with us until June 22nd and after that WE WILL NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK! Come take a peek at how the home is coming along. Come on down this Saturday, May 26th from 8am-11am for breakfast at the Williamsburg IOOF Hall just up the road from the build.  For only $8.00 you can have some yummy breakfast and stroll on down to the build since it’s only 2 houses away from the hall. If you are not able to participate on the build, you can always bring some baked goods to the hard working volunteers.  Trust me you’ll be their best friends.. and ours too! If you’re planning on stepping onto our build site this summer, please ensure you have the following:

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14 November 2017

Retail Therapy for a Cause

Our First Annual Retail Therapy for a Cause is quickly approaching!  
Join us on Thursday, November 16th from 5pm to 9pm at the ReStore for great vendors and great deals.
Everything in the ReStore will be 20% off from 5pm to 9pm.
Come see our vendors who will also be supporting Habitat:
*Steeped Tea
*Pampered Chef
*Silver Icing
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07 November 2017



Tuesday, November 7th 9am to 7pm 20% OFF everything at the ReStore in Cornwall today only! Come find a great deal and help build hope and homes in your community!     Read More

31 October 2017

Retail Therapy For A Cause

Retail Therapy For A Cause

Join us at the ReStore on November 16th from 5pm to 9pm for Habitat Cornwall's first annual Retail Therapy for a Cause! Among our ReStore will be a variety of vendors for you to shop in addition to our usual ReStore offerings. Proceeds will help to support building hope and homes in our community. Come and save 20% off everything in the ReStore from 5pm to 9pm during the event! Do you have a product (Avon, Pampered Chef, Epicure, Arbonne, etc) that you would like to share? Please contact Breckyn at 613-938-0413 ext.207 or breckyn@habitatcornwall.org for more information. Watch this post for a list of our current vendors.   Read More

27 September 2017

ReStore Dedication

We invite everyone to join us on Monday, October 2nd to celebrate the dedication of our new ReStore at 1400 Vincent Massey Drive. Opening remarks from our Board Chair will begin at 8:30 am along with greetings from our Mayor, MP and MPP’s office.   The first 50 customers will also receive a gift with their purchase! For more information, please contact Breckyn at breckyn@habitatseawayvalley.org or by calling 613-938-0413 ext.207. Read More