September 24, 2007

CAW will help build Habitat for Humanity house in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) president Buzz Hargrove and Toronto Argonaut head coach Michael “Pinball” Clemons have announced that the CAW and the Michael Pinball Clemons Foundation will join forces to fund and build a Habitat for Humanity house in Toronto during Grey Cup week.

The house will be built outside the Rogers Centre during the VIA Rail Bremner Street Festival, in the days leading up to the 95th Grey Cup championship. CAW members, CFL players and cheerleaders, and Habitat for Humanity Toronto partner families will work together to build the home in just four days.

“On behalf of the CAW’s 265,000 members from coast to coast, I’m proud to announce our union’s participation at this important event during Grey Cup week in Toronto,” Hargrove says. “Everyone deserves to live in clean, safe and affordable accommodations. By working together and seeking innovative housing solutions such as those offered through Habitat for Humanity projects, we are providing a solution for some of the many families in Canada who are seeking affordable housing.”

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