North Central University’s Community Outreach Day

On October 7th, we hosted students from North Central University for their Community Outreach Day.  Volunteers built a ramp for a homeowner living with a disability in Saint Paul, repainted a garage in Minneapolis, and helped paint a mural and provided some much-needed upkeep at our office.  We appreciate the hard work of the North Central volunteers and look forward to working with you again in the future!

Two Homeowners Receive Roof Replacements through Federal Home Loan Bank Grant

We are thrilled to be the recipient of a grant from The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and member bank Flagship Banks.  This grant will enable us to repair or replace roofs for 25 low-income homeowners throughout the Twin Cities.  This month we started work on a roof in North Minneapolis and one in South Minneapolis.  We are extremely grateful for the support of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and Flagship Banks!

The Fish House Frenzy Was a Huge Success!

THANK YOU for making our first inaugural Fish House Frenzy a huge success! We raised more than $34,000 at the auction that will go to help our neighbors in need live in homes that are safe, healthy and warm.

Even if you missed the auction, you can still join the fun! The Minnesota Bound-themed ice house built by Dunwoody College of Technology will be available via a raffle to be drawn on December 6, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Joe’s Sporting Goods. Tickets are $20 per ticket. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, please email Kathy at

All of the proceeds from this event will support our efforts to provide critical repairs for homeowners in need — particularly older adults, individuals living with disabilities, families with children and members of the armed services.

We would like to send another thank you to our amazing builders – Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Kraus-Anderson Construction and Dunwoody College of Technology.

We would also like to thank our generous sponsors including: Ron Schara Productions, KFAN-FM & K102 FM/iHeart Media, BATC Foundation, Bolger, Breezy Point Resort, Clam, Coldwell Banker Burnet, Cragun’s Resort, Cub Foods, Eskimo, Frattallone’s Ace Hardware, Honeywell, Ice Castles Fish Houses, Joe’s Sporting Goods, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Mortenson Construction, Peace Coffee, Pepsi, Rapala, Ryan Companies, Scherer Brothers Lumber, StrikeMaster Ice Augers, Subway, Thrivent Financial, and Wuollet Bakery.

Honeywell and Cooper High School Make Improvements to Voyageur Environmental Center

Approximately 100 volunteers from Honeywell and Cooper High School joined forces on September 25th to perform maintenance and make improvements to Voyageur Environmental Center, a year-round Environmental Education Center owned and operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

Volunteers spent the day repairing and maintaining trails, installing a footbridge, building a compost/recycling bin, building a gaga pit, cleaning gardens and building a rainwater retention system for the garden. Honeywell donated materials, as well as volunteers’ time on the project.

The Voyageur Environmental Center runs a residential summer camp, called Camp Voyageur, and is an ideal location for environmental education field trips. Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities and students from area schools visit Voyageur for hands-on learning on topics including predators and prey, aquatic life and ecology and outdoor survival skills.

Since 2003, 15,500 Honeywell volunteers and Rebuilding Together National have repaired more than 490 homes and non-profit centers in Honeywell communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, rehabilitating and revitalizing low-income housing, schools, and other community assets.  The work at Camp Voyageur is Honeywell’s 36th project completed locally with 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!