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National Grid Employee Volunteers Partner with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County partners with National Grid for a house build in Mastic Beach. The home has been awarded to the Ogunnoiki family, a single mother and her two teenage sons. Employees and interns worked together installing doors, windows, and installing siding along side the family who said it is starting to look like a home.

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County partners with National Grid for a house build in Mastic Beach. The home has been awarded to the Ogunnoiki family, a single mother and her two teenage sons. Employees and interns worked together installing doors, windows, and installing siding along side the family who said it is starting to look like a home.

About 40 National Grid employee volunteers partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County to help build a new home in Mastic Beach for the Ogunnoiki family.
Olabisi Ogunnoiki, who is a single mother of two sons Otega, 18 and Tobor, 15, works with people with developmental disabilities. Otega is a freshman in college and Tobor is an honor student in his sophomore year of high school. The family has a strong sense of faith and commitment to volunteering; they have been working on their home as well as other Habitat builds.
“It is so nice to have all of these people here to help build our home with love,” said Olabisi Ogunnoiki.
Over 30 National Grid employees and interns volunteered through National Grid’s Power to Serve Initiative partner with Habitat for Humanity and volunteer in the local communities. National Grid employee volunteers installed windows, doors, and installed siding.
“It was great to see such a great turn out of employees and interns and everyone so eager to work; we got a lot accomplished,” said Bob DeMarinis, VP of Gas Operations, National Grid. “The Habitat for Humanity event is just one of the ways in which National Grid is doing its part to give back to the communities it serves.”
The Habitat build in Mastic Beach is one of three builds that National Grid will be working on this year.
“Thank you to National Grid for their continued partnership with Habitat Suffolk,” said Diane Burke, C.E.O. and Executive Director of Habitat Suffolk. “Your generosity and volunteerism allows us to continue to create a place to call home for hardworking families in Suffolk County.”
The Ogunnoiki family hopes to move into their home in January 2016.

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