Finding heroes in our midst

HeroWork Society seeks charities in need of renovations

The HeroWork Society is searching for charities which need renovations in 2015.

To date, HeroWork has organized $1 million worth of non-profit renovations, including the Mustard Seed and Threshold Housing Society.

“HeroWork organizes modern-day versions of old-fashioned barn raisings, called Redial Community Renovations. These are fast-paced, leadership-driven renovation events that bring people, communities and companies together to renew non-profit infrastructure,” said Paul Latour, founder of HeroWork.

Before HeroWork can move forward with projects next year it needs to raise $50,000 with its first-ever Fund-a-Reno Campaign. HeroWork’s ability to renovate charities in 2015 hinges on this campaign.

The campaign kicks off Saturday (Nov. 29) with HeroWork’s special premiere of its documentary film, showcasing the society’s last renovation for youth-at-risk centre. The premier is combined with dinner, music, and dancing.

On Dec. 1, HeroWork launches its first crowdfunding campaign.

Then on Dec 4 at 8 p.m. there will be a “by donation” airing of the documentary at the Oak Bay Gospel United Church. This is followed on Dec 5 by a concert at the Alex Goolden Hall called Thrill of Hope: an Night of Christmas Music. Put on by a collective of musicians from across the city, this concert has been coordinated through Worship Victoria.

For further information, please go online to herowork.com.

 

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