Rachel volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

Rachel and her family (her parents and sister Kayleen) volunteered yesterday at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in St. Thomas (Canada). Habitat Oxford Middlesex Elgin aim is to help low-income families realize a more stable future through our home ownership program. For more information about the organisation be sure to head over to their official website. Local news site Black Burn and AM 980 both reported on Rachel’s visits.

One of St. Thomas’s most famous residents returned home on Thursday to work alongside Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

Rachel McAdams (pictured second from left, with her family) says she was honoured to support Habitat for Humanity.

There’s something so profoundly beautiful about building a home from the ground up,” she explained. “It’s about more than doors and windows and paint. It’s about family, future, and building the foundation for lasting memories.”

The McAdams family spent Thursday afternoon constructing the footings and foundation for the home on Westlake Drive, alongside volunteers.

We are so grateful to Rachel and her family for spending some time working with us,” said Jeff Duncan, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Oxford Middlesex Elgin.

Raising awareness about the issue of affordable housing in our community… is really important. As well, fundraising to construct the home is always a challenge, so having Rachel’s support as we start our first project in St. Thomas means a great deal to us, the volunteers, and our partner family.”

This is the first build in St. Thomas and second in Elgin County. This year, Habitat for Humanity will begin a total of five builds.