Local churches in Yorkton are giving back to the community by feeding the hungry volunteers that are working hard to build Habitat for Humanity Yorkton Chapter’s eighth home.
Since September, the participating churches have been serving weekly lunches to the trainees from the Whitespruce Correctional Facility, who are learning employable skills while giving back to the community. The homecooked meals are enjoyed by all and strengthen the feeling of community that is built around the dinner table.
The churches that have served lunch are Yorkton Alliance Church (September), St. Paul Lutheran (October), St. Gerard (November), Westview United and Yorkton Dream Centre (December), St Andrew’s (January), Heritage Baptist Church (February), and Soup Haven (March).
Habitat Yorkton Chapter’s eighth home is being constructed on Darlington Street East. Once completed this spring, it will be home to Maranda Belcourt and her children. Maranda will purchase the home at fair-market value, with a zero down payment, interest free mortgage set at 25 per cent of her gross annual income. She has also contributed 500 volunteer hours to building her home and is excited to purchase her new home.
“My girls are absolutely thrilled that we will now have the space to have sleepovers, family and guests. I am happy to have room for my parents to stay with us when they visit,” said Belcourt. “Being given this opportunity to own my own home, in community I love is breathtaking.”
If your church is interested in participating in this lunch program, contact email@example.com.
About Habitat for Humanity Regina - Yorkton Chapter
Habitat for Humanity Regina - Yorkton Chapter operates under the umbrella of Habitat for Humanity Regina. The Yorkton Chapter has an active volunteer board that has served seven families with safe, decent and affordable housing. For more information about the Habitat for Humanity Regina – Yorkton Chapter, please visit www.habitatyorkton.ca.