Minnesota Twins Help Renovate Transitional Home for Veterans

On December 17th, 20 volunteers from the Minnesota Twins rolled up their sleeves to help renovate a home that will become transitional housing for homeless veterans.  This home is owned and operated by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, a strong partner of Rebuilding Together.  Volunteers from the Twins painted the interior of the main floor of the home, wrapped the hot water heater with a blanket, repaired the dryer vent, insulated the rim joists, installed no-slip stair treads, and did general cleaning in the basement.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered that day to help our veterans have a place to call home!

Gift Wrapping Event at Mall of America a Success!

Thanks again to HGTV and all of the volunteers who came together to help with the gift wrapping volunteer event at the Mall of America in November and December!  We raised more than $5,300 thanks to your efforts!

We would like to extend a special thanks to HGTV for giving us the opportunity to participate in this event.  We would also like to thank Rebecca Aiken and John Feldbruegge for helping to organize and recruit volunteers.  Thanks to our shift captains for their leadership, and integrity in handling our equipment, donations, and reputation.  Thanks to the volunteer teams from MidCountry Bank, Wells Fargo, Constance Free Church, and Minnehaha Academy who organized and helped with both gift wrapping and promoting the event at the mall.  And, thanks to all of our volunteers for their enthusiasm, gift wrapping skills, and flexibility in working with HGTV and their production staff.

Rebuilding Together, ATK and Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Celebrate Completion of Transitional Home for Female Veterans

On December 21st, the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) celebrated the opening of a transitional home for female homeless veterans, the first of its kind in the State of Minnesota. This home was donated to the organization earlier in the year and needed substantial restoration work. Rebuilding Together partnered ATK to repair the kitchen floor joists, install new kitchen flooring, cabinets, appliances, and new windows, and completely refinish and restore this home to its original classic bungalow style.

Congratulations to MACV and ATK for coming together to make a difference in the lives of Minnesota’s veterans!