FirstEnergy donates $25G to Habitat house


FirstEnergy Corp. is joining Wood County Habitat for Humanity to sponsor and also help build a home in
The five bedroom, two bathroom home will be for the Miguel and Tammy Trevino family. Construction on the
home began on July 6 and will be completed for move in on Sept. 27. The construction of the home has
been overseen by Dan Carpenter.
Members of the Weston United Methodist Church, Weston Church of Christ, the Sonlight Church of Weston,
subcontractors as well as many other volunteers from the Wood County community have given many hours of
their time and talent to make homeownership a reality for the Trevino family. This is the first
five-bedroom home Wood County Habitat has built.
This home is part of FirstEnergy’s state-wide effort to support Habitat for Humanity with its goal of
providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for people in need. Since 2002, the Akron-based utility
has been a tremendous partner by providing more than $18 million in house sponsorships to Ohio Habitat
affiliates that helped finance the construction of more than 400 Habitat homes. Each of the Habitat for
Humanity homes are built and certified to EnergyStarT energy efficiency standards.
"Habitat for Humanity of Wood County is pleased to be chosen once again to partner with FirstEnergy
to build a home for a family in Wood County. We look forward to future partnerships with FirstEnergy as
we grow in our capacity to build more homes together with our partner families," said Tom Ehmke,
executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Wood County.
The funds were committed under FirstEnergy’s Ohio Rate Stabilization Plan, and are not a donation from
the FirstEnergy Foundation. In addition to FirstEnergy’s financial support, its employees have donated
their time to help build the homes, joining with Habitat’s local volunteers to improve communities and
the lives of Wood County families.
According to the most recent census, more than 750,000 Ohio residents live in poverty, and nearly one out
of every four Ohio families spends more than 30 percent of its income on housing. With its
contributions, FirstEnergy is doing its part to help eliminate substandard housing in Ohio by building
affordable, energy-efficient homes in partnership with low-income families.
Wood County Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people
dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since 1991, Habitat has built more than 22 houses
in Wood County providing simple, decent and affordable shelter with families in need. For more
information, visit

No posts to display