Woodbridge Foundation provides homes to several refugee families

Jamie Howard and Lucas Raynor of Woodbridge, and Svitlana Kominko of Maple Hope Foundation welcome one of several Ukrainian families to their new home in Port Moody.

We welcome Ukrainian families to The Moody Rentals

A mandate of the Woodbridge Foundation is to support those in need in the communities in which we do business. This past spring, the spark of an idea led to the opportunity to offer support originating from a crisis much further afield, but very close to the hearts and minds of the Woodbridge team.

With a few rental homes remaining in Woodbridge’s portfolio, the idea of making them available to displaced families fleeing the war in Ukraine was introduced. Working with Maple Hope Foundation/Ukrainian Displaced Assistance Program to identify the families in need, Woodbridge quickly gathered resources and support to make the homes move-in ready.

Thanks to the generous support from other developers, partners and our own personal network, Woodbridge provided the families with fully stocked homes – including furniture, housewares, accessories, clothing, toys, school supplies and food – to ensure they were well-equipped and supported on their arrival.

Three families have now been welcomed to their new homes and are settling in to their new lives in Canada, including finding local employment and attending school.

Sincere thanks is extended to Anthem Properties, Citimark, Ledingham McAllister, Sleep Country and Woodbridge staff and volunteers for their time and generous donations. Your efforts in making this spark of an idea a successful reality are greatly appreciated.

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