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Huronia Alarm donates security equipment to Habitat for Humanity


November 2, 2021
By SP&T Staff
From left: Chris Johnson (sales consultant, Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc.), Joy Fleury, (executive director, Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay), Brad Lebeck (ReStore manager, Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay), Aron Knight (sales consultant, Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc.) and Jonathan Hase (technician, Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc.). Image courtesy Huronia

Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc. (HAFS) recently donated and installed a security system and surveillance cameras to Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay (HFHSGB), based in Collingwood, Ont.

HFHSGB assists low-income families in need, and helps them build and buy quality affordable homes.

The organization has experienced issues with illegal dumping of items outside their ReStore Collingwood store such as rusty propane tanks, broken hot tubs and dirty mattresses.

“Every dollar we have to spend to put stuff into a dumpster takes from the available funds that should be going toward building homes for people in our community,” said Joy Fleury, executive director at Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay, in a statement.

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“Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay is an important part of our community. The work that they do helping families in need, to build and sustain good quality, affordable housing ultimately means that our entire community benefits,” said Chris Johnson, sales consultant at HAFS. “But if staff and volunteers are having to spend their time and HFH financial resources cleaning up after an illegal dumping, then that means there’s fewer financial resources available to help families in need. So when Joy reached out to us to ask for assistance, we were happy to lend a hand.”

HAFS has donated security products to Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay to help resolve the illegal dumping issue, including surveillance cameras, a monitored security system, access control and ongoing monitoring services.

“Huronia provided us with so much more than we expected … including peace of mind and helping me sleep better at night,” said Fleury. “I am so grateful for their help and want to personally thank everyone from HAFS who were involved in this installation including Rob Thorburn Jr (chief executive officer) for working with their product suppliers like Digital Security Controls (DSC) to get security products donated. Dan Seeley (operations coordinator), Kris Lee (alarm security technician), Aron Knight (sales consultant) and Jonathan Hase (technician) for their enthusiastic donation of time cutting pavement, installing conduit, the cameras, security panels and monitoring system and training us to ensure we knew how to use everything! And lastly, thank you to Darcy Currie (purchasing/warehouse coordinator) and Suzan Cadeau Armstrong (installation coordinator) for helping get everything organized and executed smoothly.”

Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay ReStore is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call ahead to make a donation (705-446-9740) or email photos to restore@habitatgeorgianbay.ca.


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