Team RBC Donates Sweat, Effort and $10,000 to Espanola Build

ESPANOLA, ON – The Royal Bank of Canada presented Habitat for Humanity with a donation of $10,000 toward its build of a semi-detached on Adelaide St. in Espanola.

A crew of ten local RBC team members then helped with levelling the driveway, framing decks, and rolling primer on the exterior of the structure. Habitat for Humanity’s Adopt-A-Day program allows volunteers, community partners, and donors a chance to help build the homes of the families they’re supporting.

"First and foremost our mission is to mobilize community"

“The day represents a significant donation of both effort and money,” said David Morris, CEO of the regional Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North affiliate. “First and foremost our mission is to mobilize community. Team RBC has stepped-up and displayed an incredible amount of communal spirit and dedication with this donation and their work on the build site.”

Two local families are scheduled to move into the completed homes this autumn – a single mother and a family of six. Sheldon Lacasse, the father of a family moving into the semi-detached, worked alongside the RBC volunteers.

Lecasse said it was inspiring to work beside people from his community who were contributing to what will eventually become their family home.