Winn family home dedicated

Well-wishers gathered on Sunday in Rock Creek for a Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC dedication of a new home.

Construction on the Winn family home began on April 8 after the home was destroyed in the Rock Creek fire last summer.

Well-wishers gathered on Sunday 10 in Rock Creek for a Habitat for Humanity dedication of a new home.

The home, which broke ground on April 8, is being built for the Winn family, who lost their home in the Rock Creek fire of last summer. J.D. and Dale Winn are parents to four boys: Chris, Dylan, Colton and Dakota.

J.D. said the process of working with Habitat for Humanity has been positive since the project began last fall.

“Meeting with Bob [Huff], finalizing everything, having Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) come on board. It’s all been positive, through everything and seeing it come through to this,” he said.

Huff, executive director of Habitat for Humanity for Southeast BC, said the organization usually reserves their help for low-income families.

But, Huff said, the fire was so devastating Habitat decided to step in.

“This is very outside the box for Habitat, because what we do is build homes for low-income families. This was an exception,” Huff said. “Because so many homes were destroyed, we felt like we needed to respond. We needed to have a way to help a family.”

The local chapter of Mennonite Disaster Services as well as community partners are participating in the project. Huff said they welcomed the help of outside organizations to offset the cost of the home to the family.

The project should be complete before the end of the summer, with the family moving in as soon as an occupancy permit is obtained, Huff said.

Winn said that after everything, the family is looking forward to spending time together in their new home. “Just being at home and starting over,” he said.


Just Posted

Phoenix Racers receive donation

The Heritage Credit Union donated towards some new equipment.

VIDEO: Best photos of the Supermoon 2017

At its closest, the Frost Moon was about 363,300 km away from the Earth

Site C decision coming Monday

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at B.C. farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

BC Lions part ways with three coaches

These are the first personnel moves made by new general manager Ed Hervey

VIDEO: B.C. to end geographic area rent increases, close fixed-term lease loopholes

Both clauses allowed landlords to raise rents above the max annual allowable rent increase

Most Read