We are thrilled to share that we recently received a $10,000 grant from Ameriprise Financial. Ameriprise has consistently supported our work over the years, and we are thankful for this grant, which will allow us to continue to transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities.
National Recoveries recently donated $10,105 to Rebuilding Together Twin Cities through their Summer Giveback Program. According to Vice President – Compliance and Regulatory Managemen Jenie Kunza-Barrett, “National Recoveries’ Summer Giveback Program allows their staff to donate $50.00 or more and have the option to wear jeans for the month. National Recoveries wanted to partner with a local, charitable organization within the Twin Cities and selected Rebuilding Together Twin Cities because of their incredible work and impact they have on the community.” We are incredibly grateful for this donation from National Recoveries!
Our incredible Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program Ramp Team has completed their 40th ramp this month and we would like to recognize them! As a result of their hard work, 40 seniors and individuals living with a disability can safely and independently come and go from their homes! Our Program Director Tony Sjogren sent them this congratulatory note: “Congratulations on this milestone. It would be easy to think of this as just a number but it is so much more. It is 40 people who are free to come and go from their home were before they may have felt trapped. It is 40 people who may have regained a bit of their pride back that a disability took away. It is 40 sets of families, friends or caregivers who used to struggle to get their person in and out of a home that was once a barrier. Please note that when I speak of our ramp team to others, I speak of it with pride and a sense of purpose that each of you built one tread, one spindle, one handrail at a time! Well done… now on to 50!”
Thank you to our incredible Ramp Team, and keep up the good work!
We recently partnered with the Minnesota Timberwolves and U.S. Bank to install a new basketball court in Bennett Park in Hibbing. Hibbing received the refurbished court as part of the Timberwolves “Our Courts. Our Future” program presented by U.S. Bank and was selected by a community vote to receive the court. As part of this project, Hibbing High School Basketball Coach and Minnesota basketball legend Joel McDonald recruited 25 volunteers for the project, and we were thrilled to have his enthusiastic support.
You can read more about this project here.
Thanks to the Timberwolves, U.S. Bank, and our many partners who came together to make this project a success, including Pete Hyduke and the Hibbing Parks and Rec Department, Seppi Bros., and Coach Joel McDonald and the Hibbing Youth Basketball Program. Stay tuned to learn about our next basketball court project with the Timberwolves and U.S. Bank!