Recently, staff at All Weather Windows spent their day off preparing donated windows for Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Work Project.
Habitat for Humanity® was founded in 1976 in America with a mandate to build no-profit housing by using money from the Fund for Humanity. The fund was built from new homeowners’ house payments and fundraisers. No-interest loans were provided by supporters of the program. Habitat for Humanity came to Canada in 1985 and has since served more than 2,800 families within Canada.
Former American President Jimmy Carter, along with his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, have gone around the world with Habitat for Humanity since 1984, devoting themselves to raising awareness of the benefits of affordable home ownership. In the span of 33 years, the Carters have worked with more than 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries, and they have been involved in the building or repair of more than 4,000 homes. “Habitat has successfully removed the stigma of charity by substituting it with a sense of partnership,” President Carter has been quoted saying.
This year, the Carter Work Project comes to Habitat for Humanity Edmonton to assist with 75 affordable homes that will be built in the Capital City and Fort Saskatchewan. All Weather Windows was happy to play an important role in this project.
All Weather Windows, Canada’s largest privately owned window and door manufacturer, has supported Habitat for Humanity for more than seven years. Henry Banman, vice president, noted in a press release, “All Weather Windows supports Habitat for Humanity Canada’s important work because we believe that everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live in, one family at a time.”
All Weather windows headquarters in Edmonton and has two manufacturing plants with nearly 400,000 square feet of space, along with nine branches in Canada and more than 1,000 dealers nationwide. The agile window and door company places a strong focus on its community and team, which has led to three consecutive years of Platinum Club status in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. President and CEO, Richard Scott says of this honour, “As a recipient of this status… we realize the significance that this best-in-class achievement represents. We are very proud of this recognition and share it with every single one of our hard-working employees. We also congratulate all the other recipients of this award as we know the commitment and dedication it takes to stay at the top of your game.”
In April of this year, All Weather Windows’ corporate office in Edmonton was chosen as the location for Shannon Phillips, the Alberta Government’s minister of environment and parks, to announce the Energy Efficiency Alberta rebate program, for which the window and door company is an approved contractor. It was a natural fit for a company that prides itself on providing energy efficient, sustainable, weather-resistant solutions that reduce environmental impact. All Weather Windows is also a strong advocate for ENERGY STAR® program.
Learn more about All Weather Windows at www.allweatherwindows.com, and about Habitat for Humanity at www.habitat.ca.