Drumheller's first ever Habitat for Humanity home inched a little closer today (Nov. 24) as a local industrial leader contributed to the campaign.
Local Habitat Committee chair Chris Curtis accepted a cheque for $6,000 from the owners of Inland Plastics Ltd, John Goudy Sr. and John Goudy Jr.
"This is an amazing act of generosity on behalf of Inland Plastics," raved Curtis. "This is going to help two families get into affordable housing here in Drumheller, it's just amazing."
"This organization has really been built on the principles of helping others," responded John Goudy Jr, the company president. "We think this is a great opportunity to help families in need in this city."
The money was raised this past July when Inland Plastics held a 'yard sale' of unsold and unspoken for materials, mostly plastic tarps of different sizes. Goudy was happy with the result.
"Yeah, reasonably so. I'm hoping that the next time we do it we can do better," he told 99.5 Drum FM.
The donation brings the local Habitat for Humanity Building Fund to about $38,000, not counting the donated land on Poplar Street nor the promised work in kind. Curtis figures it will take about another $40,000 in cash before they're ready to break ground. He doubts that will be before 2018.