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100 Men Who Give a Damn donates $13,900 to Habitat for Humanity

The Yellowknife chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn is giving $13,900 to Habitat for Humanity NWT.

100 Men Who Give a Damn is modelled on similar groups elsewhere in Canada and the United States, which bring together men who pool their resources to fund worthy causes.

Each member is expected to contribute $100 four times a year. The group holds a vote to select quarterly recipients of funding from a shortlist.

On Wednesday night, Habitat for Humanity NWT earned more votes than other charities nominated to secure the donation.

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Earlier this year, the group donated more than $12,000 to the city’s scouts.

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Wednesday’s funding announcement is a timely one for Habitat for the Humanity NWT.

The organization is getting ready to celebrate the grand opening of its ReStore located near the city’s solid waste facility on June 4.

Habitat ReStores are building supply stores that accept new or gently used household items and resell them for much less than retail value.

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Money generated from those sales is then used to fund further homebuilding projects.

The NWT chapter of Habitat for Humanity was founded in 2011. Two years later – in late 2013 – the group’s first two homes were completed on a lot in the Niven Lake subdivision.

Yellowknife’s chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn will hand out its next donation on August 31.

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