Bruce Power recently presented a $25,000 cheque to Habitat for Humanity of Grey Bruce to help support future housing developments in Grey and Bruce Counties. Bruce Power is contributing a total of $75,000 to the community-based, non-profit organization over a period of three years and this is the second of three installments.

“We appreciate the financial support and sponsorship that Bruce Power has given us,”

Greg Fryer, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity said.

“This money will go a long way in helping families who are currently waiting for affordable housing.”

Bruce Power’s donation will help with the material costs of two new homes slated for construction this spring in Saugeen Shores. The new homes will be built alongside a similar Habitat for Humanity home built on Wellington Street in 2002. These homes will feature three-bedrooms, an open-concept kitchen/living area and appliances.

“We’re extremely pleased to be a part of a program that works so hard to give families an opportunity to purchase affordable housing,”

said Brian Hilbers, Chief Legal Officer and VP, Emergency Management.

“We wish these families all the best as they take on their new home ownership roles, while also enjoying what the Saugeen Shores community has to offer.”

In 2013, Bruce Power supported Habitat for Humanity through:

•‘Adopt-a-day’ where many employees volunteered their time to assist with the construction phase of one of several homes built in Hanover.
•More than 10,380 pounds of E-waste collected over a four-day period. Employees were able to drop off free of charge their old, broken technology and electronics that were recycled. Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce received dollars for all recycled material.

Habitat for Humanity builds homes with volunteer labour and as much donated or cost-reduced material as possible. Fundraising takes place to help offset the expense of materials, services and land not provided through donations. Financial support is received from individuals, corporations, service groups and the community.