Kent Building Supplies to the RescueJuly 31, 2012 – Charlottetown, P.E.I.: “We are very pleased to announce that Kent Building Supplies have contacted us and they will provide Scott Conway with a gift card to replace all of Scott’s stolen tools.” announced Susan Zambonin, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, PEI.
“This very generous offer by Kent Building Supplies PEI means Scott can fully contribute to building his daughter’s home. We really appreciate this. Kent Building supplies has done a great thing and we value them in PEI as a friend of Habitat for Humanity.” added Zambonin. “We also want to thank all others who have made contributions."
Last Wednesday, commercial-grade tools worth $3,000 were stolen from a P.E.I. Habitat for Humanity home being built for the family of the lone survivor of a murder-suicide where four young people were killed in Alberta last December. The tools belong to Shayna Conway's father, Scott, who is a carpenter from Ontario. Scott Conway came to PEI to volunteer and help with the build in Mermaid, P.E.I.
In February, Habitat for Humanity chose Conway's family for a new house. It was an anonymous process, with Habitat's judges not knowing the family's identity or connection to the tragedy in Alberta.
“Now, the project can get some great momentum.” said Mark Rodd, volunteer co-chair of the Mermaid build project. “Kent Building Supplies is another great example of a company that cares about the community. This announcement is a morale booster for the family and for all the volunteers working to get the home built.
“KENT is pleased to help the Conway family who have been through so much, and to support the great work of Habitat for Humanity,” said Jim Power, manager of the Charlottetown store. “We look forward to welcoming Mr. Conway to our Charlottetown store with a $3000 gift card to replace his tools and to help the building continue for this very deserving family.”
For more information:
Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity