Coast has Habitat covered

Nanaimo real estate company pledges a three-year, $30,000 commitment to Habitat for Humanity.

Mayor John Ruttan

Mayor John Ruttan

Coast Realty Group has Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island covered – literally.

The Nanaimo real estate company pledged a three-year, $30,000 commitment to Habitat to help build roofs on three duplexes  for six families.

The donation is the first long-term corporate pledge Habitat has received since it began serving the Nanaimo-area in 1994.

The 2012 portion will put a roof on a duplex, Habitat’s 11th and 12th homes, in mid-Vancouver Island.

“Our Habitat affiliate is thrilled to partner with Coast Realty Group in a Raise the Roof campaign,” said Teresa Pring, Habitat executive director. “The Habitat for Humanity home ownership model empowers families by providing a hand up, not a hand out. A multi-year commitment from Coast Realty Group supports our home building and assists us in our 2013 and 2014 build plans as well.”

The funds for Raise the Roof are generated by donations from close to 100 Coast Realtors who contribute to a charity fund. Money is also raised through various Coast events throughout the year.

“Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island is a great fit for Coast Realty Group and our Realtors connected personally with the cause of helping families locally to get a positive move forward into their first home,” said Kathy White, managing broker. “We are excited to make a long-term commitment financially and have our Realtors get involved in community events and Habitat builds in 2012.”

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