Supporters Appreciation Event 2023 Highlights

On Thursday, April 27, we celebrated our generous supporters and volunteers! Over 150 attendees gathered at our ReStore South, where we celebrated their support with food, speeches, and awards.

2022 numbers 

A total of 3,050 ReStore donations were accepted from over 2,000 donors. Also at ReStore, 695 volunteers offered the gift of their time, and 240 people volunteered at build sites, offices, events and more. In total, volunteers at Habitat Edmonton volunteered 38,290 hours. We are so grateful for the time these volunteers took to help families in their community.

Volunteer achievements and awards

Forty volunteers were recognized for contributing over 150 volunteer hours each in 2022. See the winners here. Several volunteers were recognized for milestone achievements. Check our the award winners below!

3 Years of Volunteer ServiceBrian DompeLeslie Vandersteen
5 Years of Volunteer ServiceLindsay SmithJack McLean
10 Years of Volunteer ServicePatrick Robertson 
20 Years of Volunteer ServiceDavid Wangler 
Special Contribution AwardChris McKee
Judy Paynter
Rick Delorme
Jim Matheson
Group Award for ExcellenceReStore West Staff 
Ziegler ReStore Award of ExcellenceReno Laseur 
Neufeld Outstanding Volunteer AwardChris Bruce 
Habitat Canada’s National Volunteer Week WinnerHank Fast 

20 Years of Volunteer Service

David Wangler has volunteered for Habitat Edmonton for 20 years. Often found on build sites, David is a crew-leader and is well-known for his friendly manner.

Ziegler ReStore Award of Excellence

Reno Laseur has volunteered at ReStore Sherwood Park since it’s opening in 2020. He volunteers regularly and is known for getting things done. Reno volunteered over 780 hours in 2022.

Neufeld Outstanding Volunteer Award

Chris Bruce, former board chair of Habitat Edmonton, has served our organization since 2016. We are grateful for his support over the years.

Habitat Canada’s National Volunteer Week Winner

Hank Fast has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for over 30 years. He was a board member when we were first founded in 1991, and since then has volunteered all over our organization. Hank is well known for building beautiful birdhouses from ReStore items, which he then donates back to ReStore. Read more about hank here.

Photos from our event!

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