By Kelly Snider, firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILD. It was an emotional Thursday afternoon, as the official ground breaking ceremony took place for four new Habitat for Humanity homes that will be built in Orléans.
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The official groundbreaking ceremony for the four homes on Cousineau St.
"This will be the 52nd home in the Ottawa area," said Alexis Ashworth, the CEO of the Greater Ottawa Habitat for Humanity. "We are very proud and excited but the need is so great in the city, that we have the obligation to do more. We already have the 100th home in sight."
This build will be for two singles homes and two semi-detached. They will be located on the lots of 1277 and 1279 Cousineau St. and will be home to four different families.
Sponsors Women in Law and the Leacross Foundation have each donated $75,000 for this build, which is expected to run from June to November 2015.
Samantha Bildwin, her husband Peter Slota, and her two girls Isabella and Hailey will be one of the families moving in to one of the four homes. Bildwin said this whole experience is very humbling and very emotional.
She said their struggles boil down to finances.
"Living pay cheque to pay cheque and saving as much as we can, but never being about to get to that point where we can buy, and always pushing purchasing a home off another five years."
More in next week's Orléans Star…