July 27 - Building industry lends a helping hand

July 27, 2011

Building industry lends a helping hand

Members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) raised over $32,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto at a July 7th charity BBQ event.

The BILD Charity BBQ has become an annual tradition for the Association, with this year's fundraiser seen as one of the most successful since BILD first fired up the grills 19 years ago. A large portion of the success can be attributed to the second annual Race for Humanity - an 'amazing race' style rally conceived and implemented by the Toronto Star and In2ition Marketing Insights - which saw over 100 participants race about the City, including a penultimate stop at Habitat's headquarters before crossing the finish line at the Charity BBQ to enjoy further fundraising activities.

"The Charity BBQ is one of BILD's best-attended events, which just goes to show you that the building industry really cares about giving back to the community," said BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis. "The fact that over 500 people can gather at our building's front lawn in support of Habitat is an amazing feeling that never gets old!"

BILD would like to thank all the event sponsors, prize donors, volunteers and guests for all the fundraising support and congratulate everyone involved on a highly successful event. For more on the event, visit the official blog at bildblogs.ca, find bildgta on Facebook or follow @bildgta on Twitter.

With more than 1,350 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area.  BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

For photos from the event or interview scheduling, please contact Andrei Zaretski at 416-391-3450 or azaretski@bildgta.ca.