Abbotsford, BC. December 17, 2021. In February 2022, Diverse Properties will be starting to demo the well-known Abbotsford News building in preparation for redevelopment.
In this season of giving, Diverse has partnered with the Abbotsford Mission Salvation Army Centre of Hope – to donate money raised from the buildings salvaged materials, some of its show home furniture and other useful household items.
Diverse has collected furniture and many useful household items from staging various Show Homes over the years which are currently stored in the building that will all be donated. In an interesting historical twist, the building also contains the original Abbotsford News ink tank, that has a salvage value of hundreds of dollars that will also be donated to the Salvation Army.
Diverse Partner and Vice President of Development P.L. Meindertsma shares: “It seemed to make sense to donate these valuable resources to the Salvation Army, who is not only located within proximity to this site but is also aligned with our vision to bring renewal and positive change to this area of Abbotsford.”
Rob Studiman, Community Ministries Director for The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope shares, “We are very honoured to partner with Diverse Properties during this giving season. With the ongoing COVID challenges and the added devastation from the recent floods and landslides, we are experiencing an increased demand upon our services. This generous donation will allow us to continue to provide comfort and hope to those greatly impacted as well as the most vulnerable in our community at Christmas and moving forward into 2022.”
The exciting development plans for this site will bring vibrancy and sophistication to Abbotsford housing.
Diverse Properties is an integrated group of real estate development construction and financing companies based in Abbotsford BC. We design innovative homes, transform neighbourhoods, and create communities that support family life. We are passionate about building something great, and it’s all possible because we care about our customers, the communities we develop in, and the great people who make up the Diverse team.