Thunder Bay, ON – May 23, 2023 – Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay is thrilled to announce the launch of a new home build project at 519 Hargrave Street. This exciting development will be unveiled during Equipment World’s 50 Years in Business charity BBQ on May 25, 2023.

Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to providing strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership, is partnering with Equipment World Inc., a renowned local construction equipment supplier, for this significant event. The charity BBQ that is also launching the 50th Anniversary of Equipment World Inc. will serve as the backdrop for the official announcement of Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay’s latest home build. Lyle Knudsen, President of Equipment World Inc., says, “By hosting this charity BBQ on behalf of Habitat for Humanity’s 2023 home build, we extend our gratitude to the community that has supported us. Together, we build structures and bridges of compassion, uniting hands and hearts to provide families with the foundation they need for a brighter tomorrow.”

The new project at 519 Hargrave Street will bring hope and transformation to a deserving family. Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay’s commitment to affordable homeownership and sustainable communities is exemplified in this initiative. A strong foundation will be laid for a brighter future for a local family in need through the collaborative efforts of dedicated volunteers, generous sponsors, and passionate community members. As we flip burgers and share laughter, let us remember that true prosperity lies in the power to give back and uplift those in need. Here’s to the next 50 years of building a legacy of business excellence and social responsibility,” says Knudsen.

During the charity BBQ, attendees can learn more about the project, witness the unveiling of the home’s architectural plans, and hear inspiring stories from past Habitat homeowners. Representatives from Habitat for Humanity World will be available to answer questions and provide further insight into the organization’s mission and its positive impact on the community.

Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay encourages everyone to join them at Equipment World’s charity BBQ on May 25, 2023, at 988 Alloy Drive, Thunder Bay. This BBQ is an exceptional opportunity to witness firsthand the power of community engagement and the profound difference that affordable housing can make in the lives of local families.

“We are incredibly excited about this new home build at 519 Hargrave Street,” said Lana Vukelic, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay. “It is a testament to the generosity and commitment of our volunteers and sponsors who believe in our mission of providing affordable housing to families in need. We invite the community to join us at Equipment World’s

charity BBQ to celebrate this milestone and learn more about how they can contribute to building a stronger Thunder Bay.”


For media inquiries, please contact:
Lana Vukelic CEO  Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay
Phone: (807) 345-5520

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