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AEP retirees and alumni welcome to join central Ohio Habitat build

by on June 17, 2013

(Story by Barry Schumann)

Habitat houseCentral Ohio retirees and alumni are welcome to join in the annual AEP Habitat for Humanity Partnership home build Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer and fall, according to Jim Rosing, coordinator major facility projects, AEP Workplace Services, and community champ for the Habitat build.

Among AEP retirees already working on the home on Wednesdays are Dale Krummen, Ernie Pfund, Larry Hutchinson, Mike Martin, Ron McCrea and Tom Beck.

Starting June 22, work also will begin on Saturdays with both active and retired AEP employees.

AEP Habitat for Humanity Partnership – Mid Ohio needs volunteers to work on the 2013 Partnership home being built in the Columbus area. The Partnership — AEP employees and friends — will once again be working on the home every Wednesday and Saturday though the Fall, as it has done since 1996.

The work day begins with a safety briefing at 8 a.m. and should wrap up around 2 p.m.

No special skills are needed and instructions will be provided.

To volunteer or ask questions, please contact Jim Rosing, 614-716-6856, or jrrosing@aep.com.

A hand up, not a hand out. Habitat for Humanity International, and the Greater Columbus Affiliate, is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers, and coordinate house building. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 600,000 homes worldwide, providing shelter for more than 1 million people in nearly 90 countries. In the Greater Columbus and Newark communities, Habitat has built more than 305 homes since 1987.

Habitat for Humanity – Mid Ohio is a United Way partner agency. Funding for the 2013 AEP Habitat Build is provided by the American Electric Power Foundation.

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