Shayna Conway's father was the victim of theft from a Habitat for Humanity build site last week
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Scott Conway, a contractor from Ottawa who is volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity House, works on the home Saturday. All his tools were stolen from a trailer on the Buell Road site
Scott Conway is back in business, building a Habitat for Humanity home in Mermaid.
The carpenter from Ottawa had his tools stolen last week.
Kent Building Supplies have offered to provide Conway with a gift card to replace his stolen tools, said Susan Zambonin, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, P.E.I.
“This very generous offer by Kent Building Supplies P.E.I. It means Scott can fully contribute to building his daughter’s home. We really appreciate this.”
She said Kent is a true friend of Habitat for Humanity.
“We also want to thank all others who have made contributions.“
Last Wednesday, commercial grade tools worth $3,000 were stolen from a P.E.I. Habitat for Humanity home being built for the family of the lone survivor of a murder-suicide where four young people were killed in Alberta last December. The tools belong to Shayna Conway's father, Scott, who came to volunteer and help with the build in Mermaid.
In February, Habitat for Humanity chose Conway's family for a new house. It was an anonymous process, with Habitat's judges not knowing the family's identity or connection to the tragedy in Alberta.
“Now, the project can get some great momentum.” said Mark Rodd, volunteer co-chair of the Mermaid build project.
“Kent Building Supplies is another great example of a company that cares about the community. This announcement is a morale booster for the family and for all the volunteers working to get the home built,” said Rodd.