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Honda helps to power dreams for families seeking safe and affordable homes

Donation of a new CR-V a welcome addition for Habitat for Humanity Huronia volunteers

TORONTO, Ontario (April 27, 2018) - As part of its annual North American Supplier Conference, Honda is pleased to continue its tradition of making a charitable contribution to a local organization to recognize its commitment and purpose within the community.

This year, through the Honda Canada Foundation, Habitat for Humanity Huronia was selected to receive a 2018 CR-V Touring model, built at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario. Habitat for Humanity Huronia has been serving the Barrie, Angus, and South Simcoe regions since 1996. Over the past 21 years, Habitat Huronia has united the local community to help more than 40 families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

In addition, Habitat Huronia operates Habitat ReStore locations in Alliston and Barrie. These Habitat ReStore operations recycle, reuse and repurpose many household goods, reducing landfill waste while providing the community with an opportunity to purchase gently-used building supplies. Funds generated through Habitat ReStore sales are used to support Habitat Huronia’s homebuilding projects and operations.

“To say we are excited is really an understatement,” said Ken Kirk, Habitat for Humanity, Huronia CEO. “The addition of a CR-V will significantly increase our capacity to serve more families by providing support to our two Habitat ReStore operations. It will also help transport volunteers to-and-from homebuilding projects and fundraising events.”

“We are proud to make this important donation to our community in recognition of our suppliers, who play such a critical role in our success,” said Bill Easdale, Senior Vice President of Honda of Canada Mfg. and Vice Chair of the Honda Canada Foundation. “The opportunity to assist Habitat Huronia as they build new homes and new beginnings for families in our community helping them to live their best lives captures the ideals of our Foundation.”

About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 55 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.

About the Honda Canada Foundation
Formed in 2005, the Honda Canada Foundation (HCF) aims to enable the realization of dreams through various annual philanthropic activities and funding to non-profit registered charities across Canada where Honda customers and associates live, work and play. The HCF focuses on four key pillars – family, environment, engineering and education – and each year more than $1 million is disbursed to groups in need through more than 500 grants. More than 5.5 million Canadians have benefited from Honda Canada and Honda Canada Foundation funded charitable programs. For more information, please visit www.hondacanadafoundation.ca.

Photo details:
Ken Kirk, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Huronia, and Scott Crosby, Habitat for Humanity Board Member, join Bill Easdale, Vice Chair, Honda Canada Foundation and Senior Vice President of Honda of Canada Mfg. for a ‘key’ presentation of a different kind. The CR-V Touring model presented to Habitat for Humanity Huronia recognizes and supports the outstanding service the organization provides to the community.