HAMILTON, ONT. — A local family in Hamilton, Ont. has donated a house and the land on which it sits as well as its contents, including a vehicle, to Habitat for Humanity Hamilton.
The donors requested to remain anonymous, but encouraged Habitat Hamilton to share their story, indicates a release, adding the gift was the donors’ family home which had been in the family for many years.
“When the most recent occupant passed away, the family questioned what to do next,” states a release on the Habitat Hamilton website.
“No one was in a position to move into the family home but selling and splitting the estate didn’t feel right either. We’re told that’s when the family decided to self-reflect and pray for an answer. And soon, they were inspired with a solution — to donate the home to Habitat Hamilton.”
Habitat Hamilton plans to fix up the home, with the support of volunteers, and resell on the open market.
“Instead of housing just one family in the home that’s been donated, we’ve decided (with the permission and encouragement of the donors) to sell the home. With the proceeds collected from the sale, we will be able to support multiple families, furthering our mission and impact,” said Sean Ferris, executive director of Habitat Hamilton.
“On behalf of all of us here at Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, including our current and future Habitat homeowners, we’d like to thank this donor family for their generosity, support and kindness.”