Tamarack North shows Humanity with Pledge

Tamarack North shows Humanity with Pledge

On Friday, Dec. 18 The Parry Sound Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Ontario Gateway North, was pleased to receive a fourth annual donation of $5,000 from local cottage and home building company Tamarack North Ltd. – an employee-owned company.

Tamarack’s president Chris Madden, at their holiday party in Rosseau, handed Hans de Vries, chair and founder of Habitat for Humanity in the District of Parry Sound, a symbolic cheque of $20,000. This is the total amount resulting from Tamarack’s generosity over the last four years.

Tamarack is one of the most successful construction and engineering companies in the area. Over the years Madden, a long time resident of Parry Sound, and Tamarack’s employees have maintained a strong “community building” orientation. In addition to financial contributions to Habitat, Tamarack also donated a work crew to complete the construction of the roof of the first Habitat house in Parry Sound, located on Emily Street. Madden also donated his time and skills to the organizing and planning of this project as a member of the building committee.

Corporate involvement is an integral part of Habitat’s local and national fund raising efforts. Habitat has been proud to partner with Tamarack and other local businesses and volunteers to provide much needed affordable housing in the district. Habitat families purchase their homes, but the affordability is created with “no interest” mortgages extended over many years. The beauty of the Habitat model is revenue from mortgages, combined with other fundraising, is put into building more affordable homes for families.

Habitat Ontario Gateway North is headquartered in Bracebridge and Tamarack North operates in both Muskoka and Parry Sound. Support the Parry Sound chapter by call ing Hans DeVries 705 774 0994 or e-mailing

Article written by the Parry Sound North Star