BU alumni rally to give back to their community

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record

Nine women from the Bishop’s University Alumni Association (BUAA) have come together to help build townhomes for a Habitat for Humanity complex in Ottawa. Affiliated with the BUAA’s Ottawa chapter, these Gaiters participated as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program and helped raise $7,420 that will go directly to supporting the cost of building new homes for low-income families in need. Bishop’s alumna and former The Record intern Rachel Newcombe explained more about the initiative. “Katie LeClair and Cathy McLean from the Ottawa chapter reached out to me in the winter using the alumni network and asked if I wanted to join the Women Build program,” said the 2017 graduate. “We worked on a lot of different things on the construction, from cleaning up the site to nailing boards. I worked on the saw. I did ribboning, which is laying boards around the foundation of a house to solidify the structure.” See full story in the Tuesday, Sept. 17 edition of The Record.

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