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Broker profile: Grant Clarke travels abroad to give back

BrokerLink prides itself on local community involvement and recognizes the importance of giving back to the global community – which BrokerLink commercial insurance manager Grant Clarke will do in October. He’ll embark on a journey from BrokerLink’s Century Point branch in Edmonton to Nicaragua to build houses for those in need with Bridges to Community Canada. Bridges to Community Canada started in 2006 and was created by a group of Canadian insurance brokers committed to making a difference in people’s lives.

“BrokerLink has always had a great community spirit, which drew me to joining the organization seven years ago. I’m proud to take this spirit abroad,” he said. “Also, on a personal level, it’s rewarding to see Canadians take time to help people who are 5,000 kilometres away.”

How Grant will help build bridges

From October 14 to 21, Grant will be building homes in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua for families with Bridges to Community Canada. As part of his contribution, Grant will be raising $4,000 which is the cost of one home. After his fundraising goal, Grant will embark to help build the new homes with a group of other Canadians.

BrokerLink’s Grant Clarke, commercial insurance manager in Edmonton, will be travelling to Nicaragua in October to build homes with Bridges to Community Canada.

Grant is excited to work and apply his expertise on building homes for the people in Nicaragua. Before working in insurance, Grant grew up helping his father with framing, carpentry and general construction.

Bridges to Community Canada undertook its first trip to Nicaragua in 2006 with a starting goal of building 100 homes and raising $750,000. Since accomplishing this goal, Bridges to Community Canada has recommitted to building a further 100 more homes and raising $1,000,000.

Follow Grant’s journey

To learn more about Bridges to Community and Grant’s involvement, follow his story on the Bridges to Community website.