Welcome to Your Home and Good Luck Mandy Eirich!

SaskWatch Storage is proud to be an ongoing supporter of the Moose Jaw Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and we are very excited for Moose Jaw’s latest recipient family – the Eirich’s! We believe in community and we wish Mandy and her entire family all the best as they build themselves a place to call home!

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Here’s the original article from the Moose Jaw Times Herald:

It’s a dream come true for Mandy Eirich. Eirich, her 14-year-old son Keagan, and her 12-year-old nephew Kaleb will be the sixth family to move into a Habitat for Humanity home in the Friendly City.

“I was born and raised here in Moose Jaw,” said Eirich at the ground-breaking ceremony held Friday morning. “I’m proud to have grown up here and I’m proud to be raising my kids here.”

As a single mother, Eirich hasn’t always had things easy. Her nephew has lived with her full-time for the past three years and on and off before then while the boy’s mother, Eirich’s older sister, dealt with debilitating mental health issues.

“All we ever wanted for Kaleb was stability and a home that he could call his own,” she said. Kaleb’s mother passed away in October. Eirich said it was an extremely painful time for her family, but thanks to the support of her mother and roller-derby teammates, she was able to make it through.

Now she said things are starting to look up. “It was a hard application. I put my entire life into it. It took me about a month of truly believing in myself,” Eirich said.
Habitat for Humanity does not give homes away for free. Successful applicants are required to take part in the construction process for a specified number of hours. Friends and family are also required to help. Eirich will also be responsible for paying the mortgage but at no interest as well as regular property taxes.

Eirich said she’s excited to take part in the task ahead of her. “It’s the most exciting thing in my entire life. I’m learning how to build on my own.”

Habitat-for-Humanity-Logo-Moose-Jaw-StorageAccording to Bill Harris, chair of Habitat for Humanity Moose Jaw, there are more than one million children in Canada who don’t have a safe, affordable, decent home in which to live.
“If there’s a million in Canada who don’t have a decent home,” said Harris, “then we must have our share of them in Moose Jaw.”

Harris also said that Habitat has received lots of help from the community in previous building projects, but they are always looking for more. You don’t need any construction experience to be able to take part. “The key thing now is that we need volunteers. It’s a case of involving the community. If you don’t know anything about building a house, this is a good place to learn. Anyone who feels they can roll up their sleeves, that’s what we’re looking for.”

Eirich said she feels as if the struggles she’s faced throughout the years are finally paying off in the form of her very own home. She said having a hand in building a home for herself and her two sons is empowering.

Her message to other single mothers: “Never give up. Right now I’m struggling so much, but just know that there’s people out there to help you in your community, and to never be afraid to ask for help.”

To volunteer or more information on the application process, please visit Habitat Moose Jaw.

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New_Year_Resolution_Moose_Jaw_Self_StorageIt’s that time of year again to set your New Year’s Resolutions and we at SaskWatch Storage, Moose Jaw’s most conveniently located self storage facility, want to know what is your New Year’s Resolution?

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It seems like yesterday, yet is already a year since SaskWatch Storage in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, held our Grand Opening in July 2012 as Moose Jaw’s newest self storage facility. It has been an amazing year filled with ups and downs (and a pinch of snow this last winter) and we are very grateful for the many people and businesses of Moose Jaw that have supported us. In fact over ⅓ over our existing customers have been with us since the beginning – thank you Charter Members, we really do appreciate you!

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Habitat for Humanity Co-Chair Jennifer with SaskWatch Storage Manager Chelsea

Habitat-for-Humanity-Logo-Moose-Jaw-Storage2We are also very proud to share with you our recent support of Moose Jaw’s Habitat for Humanity initiative. SaskWatch Storage owner, Garnet Mierau, recently interviewed Moose Jaw’s Habitat for Humanity Co-Chair Jennifer Dominguez (her husband Matt is the other Co-Chair) and this is available to listen to by Clicking Here.

Interview with Jennifer Dominguez, Moose Jaw Habitat for Humanity

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