Senator Franken Revisits Tornado-Damaged Home Repaired this Spring

We were thrilled to host Senator Franken last month, who visited the home of Ora Lee in North Minneapolis.  Ora Lee’s home was damaged by the tornado that hit North Minneapolis in May 2011, and Senator Franken visited the home this past spring as we were beginning to make repairs.  Ora Lee’s home has been completed, and Senator Franken joined us for a tour of her home.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this project possible and to Senator Franken for supporting our efforts to help homeowners like Ora Lee!

Thanks To….

St. Kate’s Occupational Therapy students – Helped with Safe at Home previews and projects throughout the month.

Volunteers who helped wrap gifts at the HGTV Holiday House – Special thanks to HGTV for providing this fantastic opportunity and to MidCountry Bank, Wells Fargo, Dunwoody College of Technology, Constance Free Church, and Coldwell Banker Burnet for helping recruit volunteers.

Journeymen Volunteers – Made safety and accessibility modifications for a St. Paul homeowner on November 17th.

Welcome New Program Manager

Please join us in welcoming our new Program Manager Tony Sjogren!  As Program Manager, Tony will be responsible for managing the Rebuilding Together Twin Cities’ Home Repair, Safe at Home and Non-Profit Facility programs from the initial application through project selection, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Tony has extensive experience in management, construction, and planning special events, and he holds a Bachelor’s from St. Cloud State University.  We are thrilled to have Tony join our team!

Happy Holidays!

With the holidays right around the corner, the Rebuilding Together Twin Cities Family would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support and hard work to help homeowners in need in 2012.  We were able to help more homeowners than ever live independently in safe and warm homes – thanks to the donations and hard work of people like you.  We wish you and your family a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!