A house goes on an incredible journey thanks to Habitat for Humanity Northumberland

In June 2020, Balder Corporation Representatives, Partner Family – Amber, Mike, their three kids, and Vice-Chair on the Habitat for Humanity Northumberland Board of Directors – David Lester stood in front of a house being moved to Bewdley. Over the past two years, it was renovated. The family received the keys on March 11, 2022.

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In 2020, just before the pandemic hit, a Cobourg developer decided not to demolish a house on University Avenue. Instead, he called Habitat for Humanity Northumberland. Meghan MacDonald, the executive director, jumped at the chance to get a home it could renovate for a family in need.

But before anything could be done, the pandemic hit. Suddenly, she was scrambling to figure out all the protocols and what could be done to save this house.

The story of his house is one of overcoming challenges, resilience, and immense joy. Later today, a family of five will take the keys and move into their new home in Bewdley. Here is this incredible journey.

Originally aired: March 11, 2022

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