Habitat homes underway in La Broquerie


Steinbach mom’s Veronica Banos and Maria Unrau give Habitat for Humanity’s Southeast Chapter’s project manager a hug during the building bee. 



On July 28, Habitat for Humanity’s Southeast Chapter held a building bee in La Broquerie where several people came out to help two single moms build their new home.

After a lengthy screening process two Steinbach families were chosen including Veronica Banos and Maria Unrau.

While both families will receive a new home, the summer just got busier for the pair. As part of the commitment, each family must put in 300 hours working on their own home. The new homes are expected to be complete in about ten months. The two new homes are being built on HabsBay, in La Broquerie.

Harry Friesen, director of Habitat for Humanity in southeastern Manitoba is pleased with the progress of their project in La Broquerie.

“The response from the area has been phenomiunal,” stated Friesen. “Buisnesses are calling and wanting to be a part of it, they offer to donate this and that.”

Anyone wishing to contribute to the project is encouraged to contact La Broquerie Lumber and speak to Farrel Rempel. La Broquerie Lumber has offered to match donations brought into the store up to $8,000.

The walls go up on a Habitat for Humanity home in La Broquerie thanks to the hard work of several volunteers. 


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