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November 6, 2015 | By HPAC Magazine

Plumbing exec honoured for volunteerism

More than 20 years ago Case de Jong of Franke Kindred Canada spearheaded the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating’s (CIPH) support of Habitat for Humanity Canada. Since then, the partnership has generated more than $10,000,000 in cash and product for the non-profit, home building organization. In 2014, CIPH board members approved an initiative to name a street after de Jong to honour for his longtime volunteer service with CIPH and Habitat for Humanity.

The announcement was made at the 2014 CIPH Gala Evening in Support of Habitat for Humanity, following the unveiling of CIPH’s home build partnership in Burlington, ON. The project, which is a 13-unit townhouse complex, is well underway but CIPH continues to welcome volunteers to assist with the build.* It is at that site that representatives of CIPH, Habitat Halton, along with Halton-Mississauga community members, gathered on November 5, 2015, to celebrate the naming of de Jong Lane.

The next CIPH Gala Evening in support of Habitat for Humanity will take place on Tuesday March 15, 2016 at the Delta Toronto. CIPH expects more than 300 industry members to attend. According to organizers, the evening will consist of a spectacular meal, hilarious entertainment courtesy of Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the gala event support partnership activities between CIPH and Habitat for Humanity Canada.

* For more information on how you can help, e-mail Matt Wiesenfeld, CIPH charity manager, m.wiesenfeld@ciph.com.



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