March 20, 2018
Kamloops, BC – Van Kam Freightways Ltd. has donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity Kamloops. Van Kam is committed to giving back to the communities in which they serve and has chosen Habitat for Humanity as the recipient of the funds.
Pictured above from left to right: Mike Roy Project manager Dock Van Kam, Dave Goss Terminal Manager (holding cheque)Van Kam, Kim Cassar Torreggiani Executive Director Habitat for Humanity (holding cheque), Kyle Crall – Driver VanKam, Dell Cochran Dispatch Van Kam. Back row: Olga Collins Family Services Manager Habitat, Michelle Calibaba Office Administrator Van Kam, Wade Richard – Driver VanKam, Deb DeLyzer GM ReSTore Habitat
“We are happy we are able to support Habitat for Humanity Kamloops to continue to make affordable homeownership a reality for families in Kamloops. We wanted to support their work in supporting local families by improving their living conditions and providing opportunities they did not previously have. We love to support organizations that are making such a substantial contribution to their local community” said Lenore Henry, Van Kam Freightways Ltd.
“Every donation helps us to continue to build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership in the Kamloops community. This donation comes at a very important time and will be directly applied to our new duplex project in Westsyde that will be home to two families.” said Kim Cassar Torreggiani, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Kamloops.
Habitats mission is to build affordable homes in the community and partner with families to provide ”a hand up, not a hand out”. Habitat homeowners volunteer up to 500 hours and pay an affordable mortgage to own their home, helping them build a strong foundation and the financial stability to help plan for their children’s futures. Studies done by both the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Boston Consulting Group reveal that Habitat homeowners have reduced reliance on food banks, better educational and employment outcomes, and improved health.
For more information please contact:
Habitat for Humanity Kamloops:
Kim Cassar Torreggiani, Executive Director
Tel (250) 314-6783 Cell (250) 320-3758
Van Kam Freightways Ltd
Lenore Henry, CCP
Co-Director of Charities & Donations
Toll Free: 1-800-826-5261