Greg Gard, American Family Insurance volunteers help frame new Habitat for Humanity home

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard took part in a frame-up for a new Habitat for Humanity home Thursday morning.

Gard, along with more than 100 employees and agency owners from American Family Insurance, helped put together framing for the two-bedroom, one-bathroom home at the insurance company’s headquarters on Madison’s far northeast side.

Gard said Thursday the event was the first time he’s gotten to see Habitat for Humanity’s work up close and in person.

“It’s been awesome to watch this all come together and (there are) so many volunteers here that are able to give their time today, so it’s really neat to be a part of it,” Gard said

The house will be moved to a site on the city’s southeast side, according to Jenny Ballweg, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s communications director.