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Colborne Lions Club president Jim Peters (left) and Mayor Marc Coombs thank Megan McDonald of Habitat for Humanity Northumberland for her talk to the club Jan. 7.

Colborne Lions Club president Jim Peters (left) and Mayor Marc Coombs thank Megan McDonald of Habitat for Humanity Northumberland for her talk to the club Jan. 7.

COLBORNE - 

Megan McDonald of Northumberland’s Habitat for Humanity spoke to the Lions Club of Colborne and District on Jan. 7, giving a powerful presentation on the work of Habitat in Canada and around the world.

McDonald explained Habitat’s self-sustaining model which allows lower-income families or singles the chance to build equity in their own home, thus creating stability and a sense of being a part of their community.

A Habitat home is slated to be built this spring and summer in the new subdivision just off of Ontario Street in Colborne, and McDonald explained the three ways the club could become involved, either collectively or as individuals: through donating funds or materials, donating to the ReStore, or by serving on the Board or volunteer committees.

Colborne’s Go Green Team hosted an e-waste day on Saturday, Jan. 12 to collect old computers and electronic equipment for recycling, with the proceeds going to the ReStore, so the Lions considered taking advantage of being able to get rid of outdated equipment knowing the proceeds are going to a good cause.

From the questions that followed McDonald’s talk it was evident that the Lions are willing to help in some way with a Lions’ work day, providing morning coffees or hosting a fundraiser, etc. The issue has been referred to the next Lions executive meeting for their recommendations back to the club.

McDonald was introduced by club member Marc Coombs and thanked by president Jim Peters for her enthusiastic presentation.

– Doug Galt

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