Building a Healthy Neighborhood

On June 18th and 19th, as part of a special pre-conference event to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Healthy Homes Conference, Rebuilding Together led a major rebuilding effort in the Barnum neighborhood of Denver.  Hundreds of volunteers repaired more than 40 homes and Lowe’s and Carter’s Kids provided a new playground for a local park with HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse.  Other special guests included HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Director John Grant and Actress Amy Smart.  Click here to watch a video about this incredible project.

During the National Healthy Homes Conference in Denver, Rebuilding Together received a “Leading the Nation to Healthy Homes, Families and Communities” Award, presented by HUD.  Rebuilding Together was recognized as a leader in providing solutions and advancements to a safer and healthier way of life for thousands of homeowners across the country.

Youth Volunteers Help North Minneapolis Homeowners

Thanks again to the incredible team from the Catholic Heart Workcamp who spent a week with us making repairs for homeowners in need in North Minneapolis.  This team helped us complete several projects started on National Rebuilding Day and reorganized our warehouse.  This is the third year in a row that we’ve had this incredible group volunteer with us.  We look forward to working with you again next summer!  Thank you!

Moving On: AmeriCorps Term of Service Ends

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has been incredibly fortunate to have Erin Anderson, Kristen Beck and Erika Wurst serve as AmeriCorps members over the last year.  With their terms of service coming to an end, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities would like to thank each of them for all of their hard work and dedication.

Erin, who served as the AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, has accepted a position as the Director of Community Outreach for GoLocal in Boston.  The company works to champion local businesses by creating incentives for consumers to buy locally.

Kristen, who was the AmeriCorps Project Coordinator, will start a Master’s degree program in Academic Advising at Kansas State University this fall.

Erika, who served as the Safe at Home Coordinator, will enter law school this fall at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Erin, Kristen, and Erika have truly been a pleasure to work with over the last year.  Their dedication and enthusiasm have proven invaluable and the programs have continued to grown due to their efforts. Thank you again for your service.  Best of luck as you start this next chapter in your lives!

Mosaic Company Recognized with Community Builder Award

Last month, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities recognized the Mosaic Company with the Twin Cities Community Builder Award.  This award is given to an individual, corporation or organization which best exemplifies dedicated service and unparalleled leadership to communities in need.  The Mosaic Company was selected to receive this award because they work to incorporate volunteerism and giving back into the culture of their organization. Employees regularly volunteer with Rebuilding Together, serving on the Board of Directors, helping with volunteer coordination and making repairs for low-income homeowners, and they consistently look for ways to do more for those in need, often going above and beyond what is required to complete a home repair project. In addition to sponsoring large home repair projects in 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Mosaic Company recently committed to contribute $90,000 to RTTC over three years. Employees pledged an additional $10,000, making the total contribution from Mosaic $100,000. Thank you to the Mosaic Company for all they have done to help us help more homeowners in need!  We are thrilled to continue this partnership!