The Flannel Fling Was a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 2nd Annual Flannel Fling! We raised $92,000 to support our efforts to ensure that homeowners in need can live in safe and healthy homes.

We had an absolutely incredible time with everyone who attended this wonderful event.  We are proud to have so much support from our community as we work to help homeowners and neighborhoods in need.

We would like to send a special thanks to our many sponsors listed below, Emcee Matt Muenster from DIY and HGTV Network’s “Bath Crashers” and the many volunteers who came together to ensure this event was a success!

Platinum Sponsor: UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans

Gold Sponsors: Coldwell Banker Burnet, Lejeune Steel Company, and Mortenson Construction

Silver Sponsors: Highland Bank and Boulay CPAs & Advisors

Bronze Sponsors: Anchor Bank, N.A., Katie and Dana Harms, Harris Mechanical, Honeywell, Tom Keljik and Jennifer Collins, Paul Mellblom and Peter Farstad, MidCountry Bank, NRG Energy, Hans and Karen Siefker, and Kate Walthour and Matt Muenster

Additional Sponsors and Donors: Cookie Cart, Nemer Fieger, Rocket Science Weddings & Events, Three Six Sound, and Lovely Creative

ditech Works to Revitalize Saint Paul

On October 13th, we were thrilled to partner with ditech for our first collaborative project – making improvements to Rivoli Bluff in Saint Paul!

Rivoli Bluff is a new development that will have a mixture of low-income and moderate-income homes when completed. The development will also have amenities such as a community garden and orchards, and a bike path that will serve as a focal point for the living experience of all of the future homeowners. This project will also supply food through Urban Roots for community meals, food shelves and local families. The Rivoli Bluff project is being developed by the Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Association and East Side Neighborhood Development Corporation. The garden and orchard area is being constructed through a partnership between Rebuilding Together Twin Cities and Urban Roots, and is an important component of the continued efforts to revitalize Dayton’s Bluff and the East Side neighborhoods in Saint Paul.

Volunteers from ditech began work on what will become community gardens and orchards by removing existing vegetation, installing a metal garden fence, building an equipment shed with a rain collection system and installing drainage tile. Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers and to ditech for their partnership!

To learn more about how Rebuilding Together and ditech are partnering to help homeowners and neighborhoods in need across the country, click here.

Moving On

Our Development Officer Brent Suski has moved on to a new position as a Project Manager with the U.S. Green Building Council.  As many of you know, Brent started with Rebuilding Together as an AmeriCorps member, joining our staff full-time as a Program Manager and then ultimately moving into his most recent position as our Development Officer.  Brent’s knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication will be missed.  He plans to continue his involvement with Rebuilding Together as a volunteer and we look forward to continuing to have him contribute to our work.  Please join us in congratulating Brent and wishing him well on this next chapter!