Volunteer with Us!

We are recruiting volunteers to help with a large community project on May 1st and 2nd in partnership with Lowe’s and Carter’s Kids. We’ll be repairing several homes, installing a playground at Chelsea Heights Elementary School and making improvements at the Northwest Como Rec Center. Register online at http://vhub.at/Twin_Cities_revitalization.

We are recruiting volunteers to help with multiple home repair projects on May 11th in Minneapolis and St. Paul.  For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please email us at volunteerservices@rebuildingtogether-twincities.org.

Thanks To…

Cornerstone Church Team who helped with demolition tasks at our Real Estate Owned (REO) home on March 16th

Dunwoody Students who worked on our REO home on March 22nd

The Rudelius/Spring Break Volunteer Team who helped to organize and paint our office/warehouse on March 29th

Conservation Corps of MN Volunteers who created some amazing rain barrels on April 1st that will be used at an upcoming community build project

Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program volunteers who pre-built several ramps on March 25-26th and April 11th for homeowners who are living with a disability

Safe at Home Volunteers who made safety and accessibility modifications for several homeowners

Resurrection Lutheran Church Volunteer Team who made repairs for a South Minneapolis homeowner on April 7th

Honeywell Retired Volunteers Program Builds Ramps for Homeowners Living with a Disability

We recently launched a partnership with the Honeywell Retired Volunteers Program (HRVP) to increase the mobility of the homeowners we serve through the design and construction of ramp and stair projects.   The three lead volunteers on this partnership, Paul Parrish, George Johnson, and Bill Berschnieder, have worked extremely hard on the back end of all of these projects, communicating with homeowners to ensure that designs meet the standards of both the city and the homeowner.

Over the last few months, we have completed the design of four projects and the pre-build on two of the designs that we will be installing later this summer.   During our first pre-build we had nine retired Honeywell volunteers work in our warehouse to construct the ramp sections, and we are hoping for at least that many to return for our future projects.

Paul Parrish, one of the lead volunteers on this project, said, “If you were to average the age of the HRVP Ramp team, it would assuredly be in the low to mid 70s. However, in addition to the wisdom of this old man’s team, there is a wealth of talent and skill for tackling the tough job sites. From site reviews, design, prefabrication to installation, this team of men has done an outstanding turn-key effort. Without fail, there are unexpected site conditions, i.e. allowances for hose bibs, buried cable, limited space, un-level house and a myriad of other site issues, which have been recognized as challenges and each time solved. Maybe it is the realization that sooner rather than later, we old men may be in the need of a ramp; but whatever it may be, the camaraderie and enjoyment of working together is always present.”

One of the homeowners we are helping through this partnership is Pat, an incredibly kind and humble older woman, who has mobility complications and lives in South Minneapolis. She is always incredibly welcoming and gracious with the volunteers.  We are very excited to return later this spring to install her ramp, making it easier for her to get in and out of her home.

This partnership has allowed us to increase our efficiency when collaborating with homeowners and has expanded our overall capacity to deliver these types of services.  Thank you to HRVP for working with us on this important program!

Thanks to our Amazing Volunteers!

With Volunteer Appreciation Week right around the corner, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing volunteers.  From making repairs for homeowners in need to helping around the office and everything in between, people from all walks of life volunteer their time with us throughout the year.  By contributing your time and hard work, you make a tangible impact on the lives of homeowners and communities in need.  THANK YOU!!