Donations fly in for veteran birdhouse project

Donations fly in for veteran birdhouse project
Andrew Poirier with one of his homemade birdhouses with a licence plate roof.

By Haldimand Press Staff

YORK—Andrew Poirier of York makes birdhouses out of upcycled items, including reclaimed wood, tin, and licence plates. He had recently hit a roadblock and needed more licence plates. The Press helped by putting out a call for licence plates in its July 2 issue.

“We have had over 30 (licence plates) donated from the news story and we will be able to make more birdhouses now,” said Poirier, adding that some were from as far away as New Hampshire. “One man came to see us and said his mom had read the story. He brought us a box of plates and told us that some of them were his brother’s who died suddenly of a heart attack. We were so grateful that they decided to give them to us to help us raise money for Wounded Warriors.”

These birdhouses are not only unique in their look since they have a licence plate for a roof, but each one helps fund the Wounded Warriors of Canada (WWC)’s National PTSD Service Dog Therapy program for veterans. Selling for $25 each, 100% of sales benefits WWC.

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