The Estevan Chapter of Habitat for Humanity recently recognized a significant contribution made by Elaine and Grant Walkom.
"Back in early spring," explained Doug Barnstable, Chair of the Steering Committee, "the Walkoms contacted us and indicated that they had a mobile home that they were interested in donating to Habitat."
"They donated the the home as a gift the us and then we put the money towards the purchase of the lot and we were able to get our building permit in late July and start construction by August. Otherwise, we really didn't have enough money in place to do the actual lot purchase until we received that particular donation."
He added that recognition of the donation was delayed after Grant Walkom passed away on July 16 of this year.
"Grant was ill at the time and passed away and as a result, we delayed the recognition until Elaine could go through a period of getting settled and get through some grieving. She had indicated that she thought that it might be helpful for other people to consider that option of donating something like that to a charity whether it be habitat or another charity.
"It was a very generous and thoughtful donation that he was able to do."
Barnstable shared that work has been humming along and they expect the majority of it to be done by the end of the month. They are just finishing up framing in the basement stairwell and some drywall. They are also close to completing topsoil and are expecting sod to arrive Wednesday. Later this week will be flooring, interior doors, and parging on outside walls after grass is in before freeze up. Next week, they will be working on the railings on the deck as well as all the plumbing and heating.