One family’s dream of having a place to call their own is now a step closer to becoming a reality thanks to OETIO.

Morrisburg training campus supervisor Greg Runions and instructor Jason Wills joined volunteers from the St Lawrence College (Cornwall) carpentry program on May 9 to dig the foundation of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Winchester Springs.

The eventual owners, Zach and Taylor Rumohr-Boisvert and their children Marissa, Zoe, Octavia and Lincoln, currently live in transitional housing and face overcrowding and privacy issues. To qualify for their affordable Habitat home, they must complete 500 hours of volunteer service and fundraise to help offset building costs.

Those costs will now be significantly lower for the Rumohr-Boisverts following Greg and Jason’s expert contribution.