Ships for Canada, Homes for Nova Scotians

November 29, 2016:



Eight women, including seven who are part of the team building ships for Canada at the Halifax Shipyard, as well as an employee of J.D. Irving, Limited, helped build a new home in Spryfield, Nova Scotia through Habitat for Humanity. 

In addition to volunteering time for the construction of the house, the Halifax Shipyard group, together with nine other volunteer groups, raised $90,000 for Habitat for Humanity, Nova Scotia. 

KENT Building Supplies contributed lumber to the build of the home on Drysdale Road. 

“Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia could not exist, nor could we do what we do for our partner families, without the generous assistance from groups in our community,” said Jason Lindsay, On-site Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia. 

“One of the things that is really important for Irving Shipbuilding is that we continuously grow and contribute to the community,” said Ann Mellema, Director of Program Governance for Irving Shipbuilding. “What we are doing here today is just one example of how we are able to help out to build a greater city.”

The house will become a home for the Apostolakos Family. “This home represents a fresh start for my family,” said Lisa Apostolakos, mother of three.  

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