Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Habitat For Humanity Executives Overlook the Disabled

Toronto - May 12 2010 - Mayoral candidate JP Pampena, “Man With the Vision”, is very disappointed in Habitat For Humanity, an organization that is supposed to be acting on behalf of the less fortunate and yet they had no individual on the panel of their mayoral debate last evening to represent the disadvantaged, disabled and handicapped citizens of Toronto. Nor did they have a designated section for the disabled and handicapped at their event.

“I am extremely disappointed in Habitat, an organization that presents itself as helping the disadvantaged in our society but whose actions in this regard are hypocritical,” states Mr. Pampena.

Mr. Pampena made his views known to Neil Hetherington, CEO of Toronto’s Habitat for Humanity last week on just this very issue. However, to no avail Mr. Hetherington did nothing to enhance the credibility of his organization when he did not even attempt to have someone on the panel to represent what his organization stands for even after Mr. Pampena brought this concern to his attention.

In Mr. Pampena’s opinion, Habitat for Humanity should be ashamed of themselves and suggests that people should think twice next time they pull out their wallet to donate to the organization. In fact, Mr. Pampena is all fired up at the way the disabled are constantly denied opportunities and their issues overlooked and vows to take up the banner on their behalf and go on a rampage to investigate if there is true equality for the disabled in our City.

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