Funder Appreciation: Honeywell

Honeywell has been a long-time supporter of Rebuilding Together on both the local and national levels.  Last fall, we completed our 36th project in partnership with Honeywell in the Twin Cities, and they have donated more than $200,000 to support these projects.  Since 2003, 15,500 Honeywell volunteers and Rebuilding Together affiliates 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.  We are extremely proud of our long-standing partnership with Honeywell and appreciate their support!

Past AmeriCorps Members: Where Are They Now?

We have proudly hosted more than 20 AmeriCorps members over the last seven years, and they have played a critical role in our efforts to ensure that homeowners in need in our community can live independently in safe and healthy homes.   Friends of Rebuilding Together Twin Cities frequently ask us for updates on AmeriCorps alumni, and we thought we’d share an update on our most recent AmeriCorps alumni: Alina Stevenson, Jessie Livingston, and Kyle Swatfager.

Alina Stevenson – After successfully completing her first year of law school at the University of Oregon, Alina accepted a summer position at a nonprofit in Seattle called Legal Voice where she will be working on women’s issues in legislation, including revising and drafting bills so they include protections for women.

Jessie Livingston – Jessie is studying in Costa Rica, after spending a month and a half at an activist language school in Guatemala.  She is planning to head to Panama and then Nicaragua to continue her studies this semester and will spend the summer working at a camp in Northern California.

Kyle Swatfager – This past fall, Kyle joined the Rebuilding Together Twin Cities team as our Project Coordinator.  He is responsible for overseeing our Critical Repair projects from start to finish, including previewing projects, developing the scopes of work, determining volunteer and contracted labor needs, and working to ensure that projects are completed within budget and time constraints.  We are thrilled to have Kyle on our team!

Fun Ways to Volunteer with Us!

Looking for a fun and creative way to volunteer with us?  Here are some ideas:

1. Feed hungry volunteers by bringing lunch to a repair project.

2. Join a committee.  We have several committees focused on upcoming special events and we welcome new members!

3. Help stuff envelopes!  We host a Letter-Palooza (mailing campaign party) twice a year and we’d love to have you join us, introduce your friends and family to Rebuilding Together, and help us raise money so that we can help more homeowners in need.

4. Form a Safe at Home Crew.  Learn how to install essential safety and accessibility modifications to prevent falls for older adults throughout the Twin Cities. We hold trainings once a quarter, so let us know if you would like to attend the next one.

5. Greet Visitors at our office. We are looking for volunteer receptionist who can answer telephones and help us with data entry.

6. Put the “Fun” in fundraise by holding a bake sale, wrap gifts, or coordinate a bike or walk event to benefit Rebuilding Together Twin Cities.

Be creative, have fun and raise money to help homeowners in need in our community stay in their homes!  If you’re interested in learning more about getting involved with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, please email Brent at