“Stay at home. Stay safe.” has emerged as a mantra in the fight against COVID-19, underscoring
how central the home is to public health. Safe and stable housing is often a path out of poverty
for families and benefits our whole community, reducing inequality and building resilience
against economic and natural disasters. It is critical that we don’t let COVID-19 block that path
for the very people who need it most.
Help is needed to keep serving local families and the pandemic restrictions have changed the
way that formerly normal activities were approached. In place of the public event that was
planned, Habitat for Humanity is planning a virtual event calling all paddlers to gather pledges,
get out on the water and, Paddle for Habitat.
Paddlers are asked to soak up these last few weeks of summer: to take a leisurely few hours on a
scenic day route or something a little more adventurous and join Habitat to showcase their
favourite paddle spot all in support of a great cause.
It’s $10 per person to register – that’s it! People can sign up individually or as a team. Paddlers are
asked to set a fundraising target, then get family, friends and co-workers to pledge their support to
help reach that goal. The date to paddle can be anywhere between August 15th and September
27th. Participants choose the date and the paddling route themselves.
To register: click on the events page at http://www.habitatkingston.com or contact Habitat by phone at
613.548.8763 ext. 202 or email at email@example.com
Watch for triumphant photos and blooper reels to be shared on Habitat Kingston’s social media