Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

June 20, 2005 16:40 ET

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Visits Habitat for Humanity Windsor Build Site Attention: Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor WINDSOR, ON --(CCNMatthews - June 20, 2005) - WHAT:
An official tour by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn of the first-ever Canadian bi-national build effort with the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy Carter Work Project (JCWP) in Windsor, Ontario. Media are invited to attend and celebrate this momentous occasion with Habitat for Humanity, the Carters, sponsors and volunteers as they help make the dream of homeownership come true for six local Windsor families.

Highlights:
President Carter and his wife will tour the six homes and make a presentation to each of the partner families
Partner families will present a token of appreciation to the Carters
A luncheon with the Carters, Habitat for Humanity volunteers, government officials, corporate sponsors and local dignitaries

WHO:
Jimmy Carter, Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate and his wife Rosalynn Carter
Hon. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing
Hon. Dwight Duncan, M.P.P. Windsor-St. Clair and Ontario Energy Minister
Sandra Pupatello, M.P.P. Windsor-West
Eddie Francis, Mayor, City of Windsor
Alan Halberstadt, Councillor, City of Windsor
Mike Holmes, Master of Ceremonies, HGTV's Holmes on Homes
Paul Leonard, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity International
David Hughes, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Canada
Rick Farrow, Chair, Habitat for Humanity Windsor Essex
Six local Windsor partner families

WHEN:
Thursday June 23, 2005

Agenda:
11:00 a.m. - Media Registration
11:20 a.m. - House Tours, Bible Presentation to Families
11:50 a.m. - News Conference and Q & A Session
12:15 p.m. - Volunteer, Sponsor and Dignitary Appreciation Lunch including remarks from President Carter

WHERE:
Windsor Build Site at Tecumseh Rd. West and Bruce Avenue, Windsor, ON

For more information or to RSVP, please contact:

Colleen Uncao
MAVERICK for Habitat for Humanity Canada
416-640-5525 ext 248
colleenu@maverickpr.com

Brigid Coughlin
Spirou and Associates
519-560-3880
spirou@bellnet.ca

ONSITE CONTACT:
Diane Medeiros
MAVERICK for Habitat for Humanity Canada
416-471-6197
IN: INTERNATIONAL, MEDIA, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Colleen Uncao, Account Coordinator, MAVERICK PR
    Primary Phone: 416-640-5525 ext. 248
    E-mail: colleenu@maverickpr.com