CDCO rep walking to support Renos for Heros

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Left to right: Durval Terceira, John Carvalho and David Aguiar. CDCO photo

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Durval Terceira will be walking for Canada’s veterans on Saturday.

While the pandemic has forced the fundraising effort to be a virtual “walkathon” again this year, he is hoping to raise another $100,000 for the Renos for Heroes program.

The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (CDCO) has supported the organization for the past 12 years. The charity funds home renovations for veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life after suffering injuries or disabilities while serving.

Projects rely on donated labour, tools and materials, along with money to purchase whatever else is needed. Terceira, a CDCO union representative has championed the effort for the past eight years and he has raised over $500,000.

Tomorrow he will travel 20 kilometres, walking from the Carpenter’s Union Hall in Vaughan to Bathurst Street and back. Next year he hopes to walk 100 kilometres.

“We all have to do our part, and that’s what I’m doing,” he said. “I’m alone this year and that’s ok. I’m hoping next year I can have my colleagues with me, and we can promote Renos for Heroes even more. We want to take care of our vets. They deserve it.”

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