Employees pitch in on Habitat for Humanity build

Great River Energy employees recently dedicated 552 hours of volunteer time to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Hugo, Minnesota.

Habitat for Humanity build

Employees worked together in teams each day during the weeklong build. Their hard work is part of a multi-year townhome development, which will eventually result in 33 new homes for local families who partner with Habitat.

“We had 71 volunteers participating in the build over the week,” said Dave Kempf, manager of transmission planning engineering at Great River Energy. “This is a great support of our local, cooperative community and the family moving into the home will likely interact with Connexus Energy members.”

Volunteers hung drywall, weed whipped, painted and installed insulation in the townhome, one of eight Habitat is developing in Hugo. This multi-year townhome development project began in 2015 and will eventually result in 33 new units that will be bought by local families who partner with Habitat.

Employees from the power supply, legal and corporate and member services divisions joined the transmission division in the week-long build.

Great River Energy is committed to supporting the communities it serves through education, sponsorships, contributions, economic development and activities such as the Habitat for Humanity project.