Member News: Rob Tournour Masonry, Another Brick in Nepal
Rob Tournour, of Rob Tournour Masonry, recently told us about his current work in post-earthquake Nepal with a non-profit that he started called Another Brick in Nepal (ABIN). Rob was inspired by a double page picture showing the devastation in Kathmandu that ran in The Globe on April 26, 2015. That picture remains on his bulletin board at their office.
"On November 12, I am heading back to Nepal for the fifth time since October 2015," he said. "During my two-week trip, I will be spending a week, living in a tent, in the remote village of Aapchaur where ABIN’s first school rebuild will be nearing completion. I will also be visiting other remote villages as we look towards initiating our second build in 2018ABIN is a BC Non-Profit Society and soon will be receiving its charitable status from CRA. Our first school project, three classrooms, will be completed for about $45,000 and is seismically designed to be a post-disaster structure. It is our intention to build many more schools in Nepal."
To read more about their mission click here.
There are a handful of local companies who generously donated funds to help make this project reality. VICA Members include: Brock White Construction Materials, Canpro Construction, Draycor Construction, Knappett Projects, Northwest Scaffolding, and Scansa Construction.
Their first fundraiser is at Glo Restaurant + Lounge on November 27th from 6:00-10:00 pm. Tickets are $30 which includes food, a drink, and the chance to win some Nepali door prizes. There will also be a silent auction, Nepali goods for sale, and their 2018 Another Brick In Nepal calendars will be available for purchase for $20, with all proceeds going towards their second school.
You can purchase your event ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Payments can be made either by Interac or through their PayPal donation account.
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