Actress Rachel McAdams was in St. Thomas on Thursday helping out a family in need. McAdams worked with Habitat For Humanity to build a house at 8 Westlake Drive.
“We are so grateful to Rachel and her family for spending some time working with us today,” said Jeff Duncan, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Oxford Middlesex Elgin. “Raising awareness about the issue of affordable housing in our community and that Habitat offers a sustainable solution to help families is really important. As well fundraising to construct the homes is always a challenge, so having Rachel’s support as we start our first project in St. Thomas means a great deal to us, the volunteers and our partner family.”
The actress and her family helped to build the home and even met with the Doucet family, the family who would be moving into the house.
“Habitat for Humanity is a tremendous organization and I’m honored to support their efforts in my community,” said McAdams. “There’s something so profoundly beautiful about building a home from the ground up. It’s about more than doors and windows and paint. It’s about family, future, and building the foundation for lasting memories.”
This is the first build in St. Thomas and second in Elgin County for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat plans to begin construction on five homes in the region this year.
That’s awesome for her to take the time out of the spotlight to help out a family in need.