Pamela Breault, Director of Operations at Habitat for Humanity spoke about social enterprise and how it builds our communities. Former outbounder Youth Exchange student Nathan Johnson addressed the Club about the competition he's involved in - Mister Supranational.
Bob Fields introduced Ms. Breault, who began her presentation by explaining what Habitat for Humanity does: They "bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership". Their vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The organization works in a 3-step process. First, Families help BUILD their homes assisted by volunteers and community support. They then BUY that home and pay an interest-free mortgage geared to their income. Lastly, Habitat for Humanity then REINVESTS the mortgage payments into a revolving fund, used exclusively to build more homes for families in need. In the past 25 years, Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex has built 65 houses, which has helped provide shelter for over 370 people. Not only does it succeed in building homes, it's ReStore program "diverts 400 tons from landfills every year". Breault says that the goal for the next 5 years is to build 24 more homes and revitalize key neighbourhoods such as Ford City, Sandwich and downtown.  
Nathan Johnson, one of our Club's former Youth Exchange students, is representing Canada in the Mister Supranatural 2019 Contest! He's a university student, model and member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Check out his video - let's all give him our support! Nathan needs to raise funds to help him through this contest. If interested, contact him directly via email at or phone him at 519-817-7236.