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Lakeside Self Storage, Halminen Family Donate $2M to Ontario's Bowmanville Hospital Expansion

The Halminen Family Foundation, which operates Lakeside Self Storage and Halminen Homes in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, has given $2,000,001 to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation (BHF) to support the redevelopment and expansion of Lakeridge Health Bowmanville in Clarington, Ontario. The donation, the largest personal gift BHF has received, was announced on Oct. 25 at the 33rd Annual Fundraising Gala at the Ajax Convention Centre, where Halminen Homes was the venue sponsor, according to a source.

“We are proud to support the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and its vital redevelopment project,” said Hannu Halminen, president of Halminen Homes. “Our community continues to grow, and the need for local and accessible healthcare is important, now more than ever. The Halminen Family Foundation & Lakeside Self Storage is fortunate to play a part in the delivery of excellent health care now and for decades to come.”

The hospital’s last major expansion was 28 years ago. The redevelopment is expected to double the size of Lakeridge and expand its programs and services including surgical, critical care, diagnostic imaging, in-patient and emergency. A fundraising goal hasn’t been determined, but the BHF has been reaching out to major donors with requests through its “We Care, We Can” campaign.

“We are incredibly thankful to have such a generous organization within our community,” said campaign chair Kirk Kemp. “Halminen Homes has been a loyal supporter of the Foundation’s annual fundraising gala for many years, and established themselves with diverse connections, community partnerships and generous support for many local charities. The Foundation is very grateful for their commitment to elevate health care for the people of Clarington and across Durham Region.”

Opened Oct. 4, Lakeside Self Storage offers 419 units in various sizes as well as 24-hour access, online billpay, and moving and packing supplies.

Founded more than 45 years ago, Halminen Homes has built houses in Cobourg, Durham Region, Lindsey, Kingston and Peterborough, Ontario. Its community partnerships and generosity have supported other local charities and organizations in the region, a source reported.

Sources:
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, Halminen Family Foundation Makes $2-Million-And-1-Dollar Pledge
Durham Region, Halminen family Gives $2 Million Plus $1 to Bowmanville Hospital Expansion
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