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Carter Work Project
July 9 - 15, 2017
Celebrate Canada's 150th by building a home for a family!
Come join us for a life changing experience and help build a safe, decent home for a family in need, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by delivering 150 homes across Canada as part of the 2017 Carter Work Project. Together we will build dreams of hope for families in Edmonton. No prior construction experience is required, just bring your heart and a willingness to help a family. See you soon in Edmonton.
Why should I go to Edmonton?
For more than 30 years former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter have exemplified the Habitat for Humanity mission of partnership in home building. Through the annual work project that bears their name the lives of thousands of families have been transformed across the globe. The Carters’ inspirational efforts and commitment to social justice and basic human rights have echoed around the world and helped Habitat achieve its place as a preeminent organization.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is one of the most active affiliates in Canada. It was created more than 25 years ago and in 2016 alone it served 54 families. In 2017 it will be delivering homes for families in Edmonton, Slave Lake, Grand Prairie, Fort Saskatchewan, Hinton and Cold Lake.
What will my week look like?
Sunday July 9 – Arrive in Edmonton and meet your team, opening ceremonies at 5pm
Monday July 10 – Head to the build site where President Jimmy Carter will lead the volunteers in a devotional breakfast to inaugurate this unique event
Tuesday July 11 – Build day
Wednesday July 12 – Build day
Thursday July 13 – Build day
Friday July 14 – Build day and closing ceremonies
Saturday July 15 - Volunteers head home
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy). Breakfast and lunch will be taken on the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite. On this occasion some flexibility has been introduced to the meal schedule which your team leader will gladly discuss in more detail.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 7 day opportunity to build in Edmonton is approximately
$1,830 + round-trip airfare
The trip cost covers: lodging, breakfast, lunch, two dinners and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Edmonton. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Edmonton. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip).
Meet the Team Leader: Alan & Lori
Hi, we are Alan Rendall and Lori Clark and live in Canmore, Alberta. This will be our 12th trip with Global Village. We had such a great time on our first build in El Salvador in 2009 we both decided to become Global Village team leaders. Having built in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia, Portugal, Hawaii and PEI we are extremely excited to be a part of the 2017 Carter Work Project. If you are a flexible individual that enjoys working as a team to help a family in need please come and join us in Edmonton this July. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!