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Rocky Mountain Power Foundation donates to Habitat for Humanity

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently donated $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country to support home ownership opportunities for low income families.

For the past six years the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has supported this program for families in Fremont County. In 2011, the foundation's contribution was used to help purchase four lots on the old Riverton Hospital site. This 2012 grant will assist in the construction of the first home to be built at that location. Construction on the house began in May this year and is scheduled for completion in November. It will become the home for a single mother and her three children.

Erin Shirley, Habitat for Humanity executive director, said the new home is roughly 1,200 square feet with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, is well insulated and includes energy efficient appliances.

"We work hard to provide the best home possible for our homeowners," Shirley said. "Using higher density fiberglass insulation for the walls and good attic insulation will help keep utility costs down and make the home affordable to live in for many years to come."

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