Wells Fargo Build Week!

We were thrilled to host employees from Wells Fargo for a week of hard work and fun from June 3rd through June 8th.  Volunteers worked on five homes over six days, making a huge difference for these families in need!  One of the homeowners they helped was a Vietnam veteran who lives in Minneapolis named Mel.  Volunteers installed glass block windows in the basement, insulated the attic, made energy efficiency improvements and did yardwork.

As part of this build week, we also completed our first Women’s Build!  A team of nine women from Wells Fargo made repairs for a St. Louis Park homeowner.  The Star Tribune highlighted this amazing team and you can view the coverage here.

In addition, one of the volunteer teams helped us rehabilitate a foreclosed home in St. Paul that will be sold to a low to moderate income family when the renovation is completed.

Thank you to the incredible volunteers from Wells Fargo for your hard work and thanks to Wells Fargo for your continued partnership with us to help homeowners in need live in safe and healthy homes!


MidCountry Bank Helps Rose in St. Paul

More than 30 volunteers from MidCountry Bank joined us on May 22nd to help Rose in St. Paul.  Volunteers tore out old, hollow concrete steps and replaced them with wooden ones; regraded her foundation; installed handrails on the steps to her front door; and installed several rain barrels. The homeowner, Rose, cares for her adult son, who lives with a disability.  She also provides housing for another young man with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

This is the eighth consecutive year that we’ve partnered with MidCountry Bank to help families in need in the Twin Cities.  Thank you to MidCountry for their support and the volunteers who came out to help Rose for your hard work and dedication!

The Mosaic Company Helps Single Mother and Cancer Survivor

On May 17th, 25 volunteers from the Mosaic Company came out to help Cheryl, a single mother and cancer survivor who lives in South Minneapolis.  Volunteers cleaned out the garage; organized the basement; did yard work; installed flooring, appliances and cabinets; and repaired the ceiling in the kitchen.

In her thank you note, Cheryl wrote, “I want to thank all of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to help build me a new kitchen. I appreciate your kindness and generosity.”

THANK YOU to everyone from the Mosaic Company who volunteered to help Cheryl live in a more safe and healthy home!  And, thanks to the Mosaic Company for their continued support of our work in the Twin Cities!

Honeywell and Robbinsdale Cooper High School Make Improvements to Majestic Hills Ranch

Nearly 125 volunteers from Honeywell and Robbinsdale Cooper High School joined forces on May 16th to make improvements and repairs at the Majestic Hills Ranch, a 105-acre horse farm located in Lakeville, which has helped hundreds of U.S. Military veterans and children with developmental disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding programs.

Volunteers built a ramp to a hydraulic lift to enable those in wheelchairs to safely board a horse. They also assembled a patio to serve as a safe, comfortable seating area for those watching family members participate in therapeutic classes. They repaired and painted the fence surrounding the riding arena, stabilized a manure bunker, laid gravel, pained a large sign board, cleaned out barn stalls, and landscaped.

“Collectively, the Honeywell and Cooper volunteers are the largest volunteer group we’ve ever had at the site,” said Kris Zieska, director of children’s programs at Majestic Hills Ranch. “Thanks to their efforts, our ranch is now a safer, more beautiful place for the veterans and children we serve, and their work on the wheelchair ramp will enable even more people to experience therapeutic riding.”

This project marks the 18th completed locally through Rebuilding Together Twin Cities’ partnership with Honeywell.  Thank you to Honeywell and Robbinsdale Cooper High School for your continued commitment to helping homeowners and communities in need throughout the Twin Cities!