Griffins to Help with Habitat for Humanity Build as Part of Tuesday's Community Events

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Griffins players and front office staff will take part in a Habitat for Humanity of Kent County build for a local military veteran on Tuesday as part of a day full of community outreach.

A dozen front office members will provide assistance on the interior of a U.S. Air Force veteran’s home (2500 Brooklyn SE) from 8:30 a.m.-noon before Joe Hicketts, Axel Holmstrom, Filip Hronek, Tom McCollum, Dan Renouf, equipment manager Brad Thompson and several office staff continue the day’s work from 1-4 p.m. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to further enhance and deepen our commitment to the West Michigan community,” Griffins vice president of community relations and broadcasting Bob Kaser said. “With a cherished military veteran as the beneficiary, this particular build holds a near and dear place to our hearts as our organization loves to support those who have served.”

Participation in the Habitat for Humanity build kicks off Tuesday’s busy community event schedule, as Turner Elson and Dominic Turgeon will visit patients at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (235 Wealthy St. SE) from 2-3 p.m., Matt Puempel and Robbie Russo will visit patients at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital (100 Michigan St. NE) from 2-3 p.m., Luke Esposito and Dominik Shine along with several Griffins staff members will prepare sack suppers at Kids’ Food Basket (2055 Oak Industrial Dr.) from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and Zach Nastasiuk and Eric Tangradi will visit children at the Seidman location of the Boys & Girls Club (139 Crofton Ave) from 4-5:30 p.m.