Habitat for Humanity’s mission statement is “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” The aim of Habitat for Humanity is to bring together companies, corporations, organizations, groups and volunteers together to build simple homes for families in need of affordable housing. EasyTrim Reveals is pleased to donate building materials to such a well-respected organization doing God’s work and will continue providing assistance to Habitat for Humanity whenever we can. Habitat homes are affordable because the families that occupy them will never pay more than 25% of their total household income towards an interest-free mortgage. Homeowners “pay it forward” by agreeing to invest 500 hours of “sweat equity” as the down payment for their home insuring the spirit of helpfulness is both received and given. Home ownership is a basic principle of a healthy life and EasyTrim Reveals fully supports the outstanding initiatives pioneered by Habitat for Humanity.

Our most recent collaboration with HFH was at Neufeld Landing in Edmonton, Alberta. Neufeld Landing will benefit 64 families when completed and represents HFH’s largest build in Canada. Without volunteers, there would be no HFH, so when deciding a name for their largest ever project the decision was easy. Don Neufeld has been involved with HFH for over 20 years and has shared more than 15,000 volunteer hours Edmonton. An accountant by trade, Don has chipped in the equivalent of over 7 years full time work helping others realize their dreams of safe affordable housing and financial security. “We build our homes with volunteers,” said Habitat for Humanity’s Alfred Nicolai, “And so it made sense to name this complex after a volunteer. And then it made absolute sense to name it after the volunteer that has given us, by far, the most hours.”

The homes at Neufeld Landing might be considered simple, but they look anything but. Featuring columned entrances and walk out balconies, each unit within the multi-family complex is stately and welcoming. Multi-color fiber cement plank that alternate between solid and striped sections display a whimsical air. Fiber cement panels adorned with clear anodized (silver) EasyTrim Reveals lend modern flair to the traditional sections of plank siding and together create homes with exceptional curb appeal and minimal maintenance requirements.

EasyTrim Reveals wishes to offer our thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the wide range of groups and individuals that have volunteered their time and donated materials to help make affordable housing a reality.