Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

June 22, 2005 09:00 ET

Repeat: Media Alert and Photo Opportunity

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, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 22, 2005) - WHAT:
An official to 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:
-Carter, Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate and his wife Rosalynn Carter
-Dino Chiesa, Chairman, Board of Directors, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
-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:
10:30 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

CONTACTS:

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
Mobile: 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