Several members of the Carpenters Union completed a 300 KM walk on Monday from CFB Trenton to Parliament Hill to benefit the non-profit organization Renos for Heroes.
“This week is about helping those [veterans] who have actually given us so much. They gave us the freedoms we have and the luxury of living in the greatest country in the world, the freedom of speaking, the freedom of being who you are,” said Durval Terceira, event organizer.
Terceira was accompanied by his colleagues John Carvalho and David Aguir on this eleven-day journey that started on Sept. 22.
The group is aiming to raise upwards of $100,000 for Renos for Heroes.
“It means a lot to us not just to me personally but to the Carpenter’s Union as well,” noted Terceira.
Renos for Heroes, founded by contractor and TV personality Jim Caruk, provides building services to improve the lives of injured Canadian soldieries and their families. The renovations are aimed at making life a little more comfortable for the ill and injured soldiers by adjusting their home to accommodate their new conditions.
Depending, the projects can cost several thousand dollars.
The Carpenters Union frequently assists in these projects.
The Renos for Heroes walk culminated in Ottawa at Parliament Hill with several members of parliament awaiting to greet Terceira and his colleagues.
“This is one of the best weeks for me personally and my colleagues. This means the world to us just because of the cause,” stated Terceira.