Mother and Daughter Build Was a Huge Success!

On May 17th, we hosted our first annual Mother and Daughter Build!  WCCO Radio’s Susan Blanch and her daughter were joined by four other mother/daughter pairs to repair Darla’s home in South Minneapolis.  The homeowner we helped that day, Darla, is a proud grandmother who has some trouble navigating her home safely and independently.  The mother and daughter teams worked together to finish a wheelchair accessible ramp, paint three bedrooms, caulk windows, and install interior handrails, two grab bars, and a storm door. The volunteers enjoyed a lunch donated by Subway. Many of the women also participated in a training on May 14th when we built two 4×4 walls and tiled them to use as training tools for our Safe at Home program.

Thank you to everyone who participated and thanks to Subway for donating lunch that day!

Honeywell and Cooper High School Make Improvements for Can Do Canines

On May 8th, 80 volunteers from Honeywell and Cooper High School joined forces to make improvements for Can Do Canines, an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.  Volunteers spent the day installing new kennels, clearing land for training and recreation spaces, creating a walking trail, repairing fencing in the exercise yard and completing other landscaping and repair tasks around the facility in New Hope.

“Can Do Canines brings greater freedom, independence and peace of mind to our clients and their families by creating a mutually beneficial partnership with a specially trained dog matched to their specific assistance needs,” said Alan Peters, Executive Director of Can Do Canines. “In 2014, Can Do Canines is celebrating 25 years of training and placing assistance dogs in our community, and we have benefited a great deal from the support of volunteers over the years. The work performed by Honeywell and Cooper High School will go a long way to enabling us to continue to train dogs and serve clients in need for years to come.”

The work at Can Do Canines is Honeywell’s 35th Rebuilding Together project that has been completed between Honeywell Hometown Solutions and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities.  We are extremely proud of our long-standing partnership with Honeywell.  Thank you to everyone from Honeywell and Cooper High School for volunteering with us!