Newfoundland Labrador Housing tenants raise money for Haiti

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Spearheaded by their associations, Newfoundland Labrador Housing (Housing) tenants throughout the province raised $1,808 for Haitian earthquake victims.
The amount was matched by Housing for a grand total of $3,616.
Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works and Minister Responsible for Housing, joined the tenant representatives as they donated the funds to the Canadian Red Cross on March 5.
"It is quite heartening when people are willing to give of themselves to make life better for others," said Hedderson said. "This is a very generous gesture from our tenant households across the province, many of whom have faced personal challenges and know first-hand the difference it makes when someone reaches out to help."
Representatives from three of the participating tenant associations met with Hedderson to donate the proceeds to the Red Cross.
Lorraine Terry represented the Neighbourhood Enhancement Association of Froude Avenue-Cashin Avenue, St. John's; Myrtle Mitchell represented the Eric-McKay Tenant Association, St. John's; and Jim Martin represented the Burin-Black Duck Cove Tenant Association, Burin. Other tenant associations who donated funds were: Wishingwell-Algerine, Buckmaster's Circle, Rabbittown, and Parkside Parents Committee, St. John's; Forestside Manor Seniors and Hilltop Tenant Association, Corner Brook; St. Lawrence Tenant Association; and ACE Tenant Association, Bishop's Falls. Vanessa Froud accepted the donation on behalf of the Red Cross.

Organizations: Red Cross, Parkside Parents Committee

Geographic location: Haiti, St. John's, Burin Froude Avenue-Cashin Avenue Black Duck Rabbittown Corner Brook

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  • Member of the 80%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    Funny how they will raise money for Haiti, yet look at a crumbling peice of drywall for years, while waiting for housing to come and fix it.

  • Chris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    How Dare You !!! Its pretty obvious that you are indeed a home owner like myself, but having an upbringing in housing I can vouch for the 95% of the residents who in fact do not cause trouble in their communities and are indeed law abiding citizens who have just had a bit of bad luck in their time. Many of whom are raising their families quite successfully despite being critized by people like you as leeches who bring down our society. With the housing markets goin through the roof and afforable housing being scarce, especially in the metro St. John's region, most people in this situation are not left with much choice but to live in either NL or City of St. John's housing. Now considering this isn't the best circumstance to be in, these residents who donated money towards the cause have instead of showing apathy like yourself, have excerised their feelings of empathy and have proven that although they might not be well of, that there is always someone who is in even worse circumstances. If the residents choose to donate with whatever money they might have, then thats not your business to criticize. You might say that your part of the 80% of NL, but if you ask me your part of the very small percentage of people who should be frowned upon in our society, not the tenants of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.

  • L
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Oh Member of the 80%: I hear ya!!!I waited 4 years for them to fix my from door!!!

  • Member of the 80%
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    Funny how they will raise money for Haiti, yet look at a crumbling peice of drywall for years, while waiting for housing to come and fix it.

  • Chris
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    How Dare You !!! Its pretty obvious that you are indeed a home owner like myself, but having an upbringing in housing I can vouch for the 95% of the residents who in fact do not cause trouble in their communities and are indeed law abiding citizens who have just had a bit of bad luck in their time. Many of whom are raising their families quite successfully despite being critized by people like you as leeches who bring down our society. With the housing markets goin through the roof and afforable housing being scarce, especially in the metro St. John's region, most people in this situation are not left with much choice but to live in either NL or City of St. John's housing. Now considering this isn't the best circumstance to be in, these residents who donated money towards the cause have instead of showing apathy like yourself, have excerised their feelings of empathy and have proven that although they might not be well of, that there is always someone who is in even worse circumstances. If the residents choose to donate with whatever money they might have, then thats not your business to criticize. You might say that your part of the 80% of NL, but if you ask me your part of the very small percentage of people who should be frowned upon in our society, not the tenants of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.

  • L
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    Oh Member of the 80%: I hear ya!!!I waited 4 years for them to fix my from door!!!