$215K split between two CK housing charities

Josephat Rwamihigo helps to build his future home during a Habitat for Humanity build, September 24, 2021. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

Two Chatham-Kent charities are getting a financial boost ahead of the holiday season to help continue their missions of helping local families in need.

Entegrus, along with its shareholders, recently announced donations to Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent and Indwell Housing Project.

The Indwell Housing Project will be receiving $200,000.

The Indwell project will provide supportive and affordable housing locally.  The new complex will include a nurse’s station to administer medication and an industrial kitchen so residents can be guaranteed at least one nutritious meal per day. It will also offer the residents a program providing mental health and addiction, as well as psychosocial assistance.

According to Launch Manager at Indwell Scott Brush, the donation from Entegrus will help support 35 Chatham residents.

“We are deeply humbled by Entegrus’ generosity and their belief that building affordable supported homes for people in Chatham-Kent who need them, will make a big, long-term impact in the community,” said Brush. “I’m also very excited about how this gift, along with the one they gave last year, is helping lay the financial foundation that Indwell needs to move forward at the former St. Agnes school, creating an affordable housing community for those who are seeking health, wellness and belonging.”

Meanwhile, Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent is getting $15,000 from Entegrus to help with the cost of building homes for Chatham-Kent families.

“Our team is thrilled to support local charities that give back to our community,” said President and CEO of Entegrus Jim Hogan.”We are grateful Habitat for Humanity helps individuals in our community achieve their dream of becoming a homeowner.”

Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity CK Megan VanderEnde said support from organizations like Entegrus helps further their mission of building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

“We can’t thank Entegrus enough for this generous donation and for continuing to be such a valued partner of Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent,” said VanderEnde. “For a number of years Entegrus has been a supporter of our builds by not only contributing financially, but also sending teams that have volunteered time to assist with drywall and painting among other projects.”

Entegrus and its employees have donated over $400,000 throughout 2022 to various organizations within their service area.