A home to house two local families who might otherwise never have the chance to purchase their own is coming closer.
On Tuesday, August 15 members of the Drumheller and District Habitat for Humanity Committee got together with staff from the local Royal Bank branch at the site just behind the Oasis Car Wash, north of the Gordon Taylor Bridge.
"The RBC kindly donated $10,000 to the Habitat for Humanity build going on on Poplar Street," announced Sherry Cooper of the local Habitat committee.
"On behalf of Habitat for Humanity Drumheller and Southern Alberta, we thank you very much for your generous contribution. We're $10,000 closer to our goal!"
The Drumheller and District committee was formed in the spring of 2016 and decided to erect a duplex to house two families on a donated lot. Their goal is to raise $120,000 in cash and in-kind donations before ground is broken.
"Coming up November 18 we are are having a diamond dinner that we're all very excited about," noted Cooper. "All the ladies can get dressed up, come out and have a good time."
If all goes according to plan, the Habitat build will occur over the spring and summer of 2018.