CUC is involved in an exciting new ministry in Cottam. The Kyiv Home Project is a ministry that is intended to provide transitional housing for people who have newly arrived in Canada beginning with displaced Ukrainians who are fleeing the violence of Russian aggression in their homeland.
This is the brainchild of Gary Taveirne and his family who invited CUC and other community business and organizations to partner with them in making this vision a reality. The first thing we need to do is physically build the house which will be located in the new Woodridge Estate housing development. Once the house is completed, it will provide two secure independent living spaces; one will be two bedrooms and the other three bedrooms. These units will be fully furnished and move in ready.
The Church’s role in the Kyiv Home is to provide financial accountability, to manage the project once construction is complete, and organize the community resources that will be needed to ensure that the families are welcomed and given the support that they need in this time of transition.
We have been overwhelmed by the support that we have received from local businesses including the following:
A & A Flooring A Plus Roofing and Siding Windsor
Allegra Printing Allsop Plumbing
BK Cornerstone Design/Build Ltd. Creekview HVAC
Donison Masonry Emco Supply
Essex Home Furnishings Essex Masonry & Concrete
Gosfield North Telecommunications Lakeshore Concrete Supply Ltd
LIUNA Local 625 Parrline Electric Supply
Patene Building Products Peanut Centre Nursery Inc.
Rheems HVAC Equipment Ries Appliance Ltd.
Supreme Electric Inc. The Town of Kingsville
We would ask the community to hold this project in prayer. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact the church office. Note that any volunteer working directly with the displaced families will require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSC).