Ten years ago, while living in Fort McMurray, Dallas and Valarie Johnson were organizing volunteer Builds to provide safe housing with us in Mexico. They were also on-site in 2010 at the groundbreaking of our school Haiti, helping kick off the construction of Ecole L’Union which has grown to a thriving school. Not long after that trip, they moved to Waterloo, Ontario and began Rethink Renovations—offering quality, professional renovation and construction services with a reputation built on integrity, honesty, and trust.
In 2018, Dallas and Valarie began to explore what it would look like to partner with Live Different in a more formal way. Since then, they have attended our annual Gala in Winnipeg, Manitoba and visited us on the ground in both the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
While Dallas and Valarie have been friends of ours for a while now, the partnership between Rethink Renovations and Live Different became official in the spring of 2019. Although it has just begun, they have already been looking for ways to use their expertise to help and have recently helped with our kitchen renovation down in the Baja. We could not be more excited about this partnership and are honoured that they have chosen to team up with us to help show care and compassion for those who need it most.