May 3rd, we partnered with volunteers from The Opus Group to provide
repairs for two low-income homeowners and make repairs and improvements to the
new facility of Every Third Saturday, a nonprofit organization focused on
helping homeless and at-risk veterans.
year we helped Elizabeth, who loves her St. Paul Midway home and neighborhood,
but needed some accessibility modifications to ensure her home is safe and she
can age-in-place successfully. Her rear entry steps, off an existing deck, posed
a serious fall hazard
and were the only access route to the
garage and yard. We stabilized and reinforced Elizabeth’s back deck and built a
low-rise, wide-step stair system with heavy duty railings. In her thank you note, Elizabeth wrote, “I am
so grateful to the wonderful volunteers from Opus! Thank you for my beautiful and safe deck and
addition, we made repairs and improvements to the new facility of Every Third
Saturday, a nonprofit founded in 2010 with the goal of helping homeless veterans
by providing some of the most basic necessities, such as clothing, blankets,
and toiletry items. Over the past eight years, Every Third Saturday has been
the driving force behind an effort that has had a major impact on the lives of
homeless veterans trying to survive in the harsh Minnesota weather. Every Third
Saturday’s founders, Tom McKenna and his wife Jessie, also serve as advocates
for veterans suffering from PTSD.
are incredibly grateful for the support of The Opus Group and the hard work of
their volunteers! Together, we have made
a meaningful difference for two homeowners in need and the veterans served by
Every Third Saturday!