Giving Back: Habitat for Humanity

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On Saturday, September 9th, both owners of MG Electrical/Mechanical Services joined other members of the Young Construction Leaders of Manitoba (YCLM) for a sponsored build day on the Lyle Street homes in Winnipeg. Seven other members from various employers helped work on the houses, which included some carpentry and siding installation.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn were in Canada this year for Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. This project, which is currently Habitat Canada’s largest build, aims to help construct 150 homes for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

IMG_0111Habitat for Humanity believes “everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live in” and we share in these same ideals. One of our most basic human needs includes safety, security, and stability. Warmth, shelter, and a place to sleep are biological and physiological needs on par with food, water, and air. Being able to make this basic need for all Canadians is a goal that we are happy to be helping achieve.

Being an electrical/mechanical contracting company, we do a lot of construction work on commercial and industrial sites but we rarely have the opportunity to work directly for homeowners or on personal residences.

This project gave us the opportunity to give back to the local community and  to share our time and skills with a great organization. We had excellent weather, met and worked with a great group of people, and left the site tired and fulfilled.

A huge thank you to Young Construction Leaders who came out on Saturday to continue building on our Lyle Street homes. Everyone was in great spirits and more homes now have siding! Great job everyone! – Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg

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Giving back to your local community can be a fun and positive experience for anyone, no matter their level of knowledge in this industry.  If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the Habitat for Humanity site about this project.