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Raising the Walls - Because There is No Place Like Home


J.D. Irving (JDI) volunteers and the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) carpentry students on the St. Andrews campus have come together to support Habitat for Humanity in the building of a new home for a deserving family.

This is the sixth house that students at the college are building for Habitat for Humanity.  JDI has been a longstanding partner with Habitat for Humanity, providing building materials and volunteers who are passionate about making a difference.  In ST. Andrews, JDI volunteers were partnered with a pair of students and tasked with a specific job onsite. 



"We are so pleased to partner with JDI and their associates on numerous Habitat for Humanity projects" says Kevin Perry, CEO, Habitat for Humanity, Saint John Region "The generous contributions of JDI allow us to plan our year in advance which is critical for serving families." 

Kate Tweedie, one of the students involved in the build and in the carpentry program at NBCC says "when you are building a house for Habitat for Humanity you are really helping a family in the community that is in need of affordable housing." The home underway at NBCC St. Andrews will go to a family in Charlotte County. Kate adds that "it is great to know that you are supporting this family and at the same time you get to learn skills for your career that you can put to use in the future."

"We are just so happy to be involved in this beautiful build and watch it come to life," says Adam Connolly, one of the JDI volunteers that was onsite for the build. "Thank you to NBCC  and Habitat for Humanity for having us today, we are thrilled to be here."

About Habitat for Humanity Saint John Region

Habitat for Humanity Saint John Region brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. With the help of volunteers and Habitat homeowners, they help build and rehabilitate safe, decent and affordable homes, including single-family and multi-unit houses.

Habitat for Humanity Saint John Region’s model of affordable home ownership bridges a gap for low-income working families by providing them with the opportunity to purchase their own Habitat home and build a better life.

Their region extends from Sussex to St. Stephen. To learn more about them or to get involved, visit