The RCMP Academy, Depot Division, offered today a cheque of $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity Regina.
The money—raised by officers, employees and cadets of the RCMP Academy—will be used to build a decent and affordable home for a deserving family in the community. It is affectionately called the Mountie House.
A small ceremony took place this morning at the Mess of the RCMP Academy during which the Commanding Officer of Depot Division, Assistant Commissioner Brenda Lucki, presented a large cheque to the recipient family, the Dustyhorn–Wirll family, and to Habitat for Humanity Fund Development Manager Chelsey Lemke.
The father, Alexander Dustyhorn, said during the ceremony, "Our new home is a place where our family can make new memories, we will forever be grateful."
For the occasion, the RCMP Academy employees took a break to come cheer the news and meet with the family.
It is the fourth Mountie House the RCMP Academy has helped build through their fundraising activities.
The Dustyhorn–Wirll family should be in their new house just in time for this Christmas. They have five children.
The house is located in Habitat Regina's Haultain Crossing Development, the second largest Habitat for Humanity development in Canadian Habitat history. At its completion, the development will be home to 62 Habitat houses and 200–250 individuals.
The RCMP and Habitat for Humanity believe in a simple formula of partnership, cooperation and shared responsibility to help improve communities and impact peoples' lives by creating a happy, healthy and safe environment. "Together we are making the difference!"