Commitment to community starts in the backyard.
For one week in August, Great River Energy employees dedicated 608 hours of volunteer time to help build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in Maple Grove.
“We had 76 volunteers going out over the week as well as a Great River Energy retiree and her husband, and one volunteer doing two days,” said Dave Kempf, manager and transmission planning engineer. “This is a great support of our local community, and the house will be served by member-owner cooperative Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association.”
These 76 employees picked up hammers, tools and dry wall to help build a home for a family of seven.
Great River Energy supports volunteer efforts by encouraging employees to volunteer in their communities. In 2016, employees used more than 600 employee-paid volunteer hours.
Great River Energy is committed to supporting the communities it serves through education, sponsorships, contributions and economic development and activities like the Habitat for Humanity project build.