Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Employees help build Milwaukee home

A group of our employees put their hard hats and tools to a different use. Last week, dozens of employees volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help frame a house on Milwaukee’s north side. When completed, the home’s keys and mortgage will be handed over to a family in need of safe, affordable housing.

“Our employees are using their time and their talents to help Habitat for Humanity build homes to help renew this neighborhood and give back to our community,” said Kevin Fletcher, chief executive officer – WEC Energy Group. “I’m very proud that our guys and gals are doing such a wonderful job.”

We Energies is a longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity. In fact, our crews have built a strong reputation with Habitat for Humanity leaders.

“We Energies is one of my favorite groups to come out ever. They always bring a solid crew,” said Rachel Sirriani, Habitat for Humanity construction supervisor. “Whether it’s their first time or a returner, they always work hard and get stuff done.”

That’s because our employees take tremendous pride in their work. Don Bousson, an account manager, jumped at the opportunity to help make a difference. 

“I think it’s going to change a neighborhood that’s sort of been run down in the past, and give families a fresh chance in a safe area. It’s great to be out here with all these other volunteers in this neighborhood,” he said.

The house is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Midtown 100 project. Their goal is to build 65 new homes and repair and rehab 35 more by 2020.

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