Moving walls to help build homes

By Ellen Cooke

Shown l-r with Vincenzo are Amy McCullar, Kristan Lindboe, Danielle Sheehan and Amy Donnelly


On June 29, employee volunteers in Syracuse moved some walls – literally – to help build homes for families in need. As IS Senior Analyst Vincenzo Musolino explains, “We were basically moving walls from a nearby demolition project back to the Habitat shop in Syracuse to reuse the material. It sure was a lot of loading and unloading of extra heavy walls, but we made it through!”

Vincenzo is one of many caring employees who volunteer each year to help Habitat for Humanity help customers across our US service area.

Habitat for Humanity’s Central Volunteer Coordinator Scott Farnett organizes these events for the company, supplying National Grid shirts, hard hats, protective eyewear and any other volunteer equipment. He’s been doing it since 2013 and says it’s his great honor: “Working with all the selfless and talented employees is what makes this role so special.  Knowing that we are all working together with a common goal – to help provide affordable energy-efficient housing to a population of people that would otherwise never have the opportunity of home ownership – gives me an amazing feeling of knowing that our work and sweat equity can make such a difference in someone else’s life.”

Vincenzo agrees, “Habitat for Humanity is by far my favorite volunteer event. Giving back to the community, and sometimes hearing the stories behind each home, makes this cause worth every minute of my time. Our partnership with Habitat makes me proud to be a National Grid employee!”


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