Bruce Power will donate $75,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Grey Bruce over the next three years to help provide future housing developments in Grey and Bruce Counties.
“We’re very pleased to have Bruce Power as a Presenting Sponsor, our highest sponsorship level,” says Greg Fryer, Executive Director. “Our partnership over the next three years will transform the lives of several families who currently live in substandard housing.”
Bruce Power’s donation will help with material costs of two new semi-detached homes slated for construction this spring in Hanover. The new houses will be built alongside four Habitat for Humanity homes built in 2012 at 357 14th Street in Hanover. These houses will provide four families brand new homes that feature three-bedrooms, open concept kitchen/ living area and appliances.
“Habitat for Humanity does tremendous work assisting families in need of affordable housing and Bruce Power is proud to be a partner with them,” says James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “It’s our sincere hope these homes will have a lasting, positive impact for people in our community.”
In 2012, Bruce Power supported Habitat for Humanity through:
- ‘Adopt-a-day’ where many employees volunteered their time to assist with the construction phase of the first of four duplexes built in Hanover. Keys were turned over to three families in November 2012
- Collected 57 pallets of E-Waste. 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
Yearly Bruce Power donates over $1.4 million to dozens of local community organizations and non-profit groups to assist with projects that benefit health and wellness, community, youth development, events, aboriginal programs and military, veterans and first responders.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit community-based organization with a primary objective of providing families in need safe and affordable housing and promoting home ownership. In the past 25 years, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce has built 27 homes which attributes to the 300,000 homes in 100 countries built worldwide with Habitat for Humanity Canada.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates one of the world’s largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
For further information, please contact:
John McLachlan 519-371-6776 ext: 4
Habitat for Humanity, Partnership Coordinator