Bruce Power has renewed its commitment to Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce by pledging another $75,000 over the next three years.

The donation, which is an extension of a previous three-year, $75,000 donation from the company, will assist Habitat in building new homes for low-income families across Bruce and Grey counties. The 2016 build is planned for Sauble Beach, while Habitat is currently working with the local First Nations communities to plan builds in their communities.

“Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful community organization that provides a much-needed service for less privileged families in our area,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “Habitat mobilizes volunteers and community partners to build affordable housing while promoting home ownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty, and Bruce Power is proud to assist in this important endeavour.”

Greg Fryer, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce, said long-term commitments from corporations are important to the organization so it can plan new builds, which take two to three years from the purchase of land to the transfer of keys to the new homeowners.

“We are very appreciative of the continued partnership with Bruce Power in support of our mission to provide affordable home ownership to those in our community,” Fryer said.

With Bruce Power’s assistance, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce has built eight houses in Hanover, two in Port Elgin and one in Tobermory. Each new homeowner is required to invest 500 hours of ‘sweat equity’ during the building of their new home.