A local home-building company is challenging the community to raise $100,000 for homelessness initiatives in Chatham-Kent.
Maple City Homes will donate $1 for every $3 raised up to a maximum of $25,000. The company is working with the United Way of Chatham-Kent on the initiative. The funds will go to organizations such as R.O.C.K. Missions, The Sandwich Guys and Chatham Hope Haven.
“We’re challenging our tradespeople and suppliers to keep up with C-K – if the community raises $75,000 this holiday season, we’ll make it an even $100,000 with a $25,000 donation,” Trevor Mailloux, Maple City Homes general manager, said in a news release.
“We’re home builders, but we know there are a lot of people out there experiencing homelessness, and we want to help in any way we can.”
Robb Nelson, president of Maple City Homes and a director on the local United Way board, said the company wanted to make sure “no one is left behind this winter.”