Employees build home, community with Habitat project

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.

Employees picked up hammers, tools and dry wall to help build a home for a family.

Employees picked up hammers, tools and dry wall to help build a home for a family.

“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.