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Minnesota employees build with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for HumanityThis past December, Neol Hibbard, area manager, helped dedicate the 2,000th Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity home in Chaska, Minn., where 70 CNP volunteers helped build the home last summer. With more than one third of the United States struggling with housing each year, CNP employees in Minnesota have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build energy-efficient homes for those in need. “CNP has helped build more than 16 Habitat houses throughout the Twin Cities since 1993,” said Jean Krause, director of Community Relations. “It is a weeklong event that both our active employees and retirees look forward to each year.”

Also, Tom Dolan, key account manager; Nate West, service technician; and Mark Spanton, senior sales consultant; recently delivered GIVE checks totaling $900 to the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for their volunteer work. GIVE, or Grant Incentives for Volunteer Employees, is CNP’s way of recognizing and encouraging the valuable contributions of employees’ and retirees’ volunteer efforts by allowing employee volunteers to apply for grants for a nonprofit organization. For more information about GIVE, visit