Thanks To…

Jon Rol, a general contractor, who volunteered to help install Deb’s ramp.  Jon brought his tools and expertise, both of which we appreciate!

Veterans Integrity Exteriors for recently replacing the roof for a homeowner in need and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for providing the funding for this project!

Minnesota Timberwolves for supporting our efforts to help veterans in need live in safe and healthy homes with a $5,000 grant!

Our amazing Safe at Home Volunteers Stephen, Wes, and Mariette!

Special shout out to the Students from St. Paul College!

AmeriCorps Members Travel to Louisiana for Week of Service in Honor of MLK Day

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, 65 AmeriCorps members serving with Rebuilding Together, along with program alumni and affiliate leaders, came together from 19 different states for a week of service.

The group repaired eight homes, which were clustered together for maximum impact on the community. We are proud that two of our AmeriCorps members, Kyle Sharp and Chris Lyle, traveled to Lafayette to help these homeowners in need!

Have You Heard about our Critical Repair Program?

Last year, we launched our Critical Repair Program, which is designed to help low-income homeowners repair or replace vital systems associated with their home, such as heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, windows, siding, and/or roof systems.  These contractor-based services enable homeowners in need to be better prepared to deal with future home maintenance issues.

We have already assisted 14 homeowners through this program.  One of the homeowners we helped was Donna who said in her thank you note, “Since getting a new roof, a great burden has been lifted from my life.”

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.