We are thrilled to share that we were awarded a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to support our work to help low-income seniors age-in-place and remain in their own homes! Read their full announcements here.
Marathon Petroleum Donates to Rebuilding Together for their “80 for 80 Celebration”
Thanks to CJ!
We would like to send a special thank you to CJ, who recently completed his term of service with us through Rebuilding Together’s CapacityCorps AmeriCorps Program! CJ played an important role in helping us plan and complete our projects over the last year and we will miss him on our team. We would like to wish him the best of luck on his next adventure! Thanks for all of your hard work CJ!
What Goes into Building 50 Ramps?
On November 6th, we celebrated our Honeywell Retired Volunteers Program (HRVP) Ramp Team and a major milestone – this incredible team recently completed their 50th ramp for seniors and individuals living with a disability in our community! This got our Program Director Tony Sjogren thinking about what goes into building 50 ramps. Here’s what he came up with:
Hours of work = 8,800
Metal brackets = 3,950
Screws = 99,150
Spindles = 9,500
2x6s = 1,760 boards
2x4s = 700 boards
Decking = 2,375 boards
Handrails = 650 boards
Sawdust = 154 pounds
Doughnuts = 800 eaten
Coffee in gallons = 50 drank
Sandwiches = 300 eaten
Pizzas = 75 ordered
Lives changed = More than we will ever know
The 50 ramps completed by our HRVP Ramp Team represent an investment in our community valued at more than $325,000 in direct costs, volunteer labor and indirect costs. We would like to extend our very sincere thanks and a hearty round of applause to everyone for such great work. We are looking forward to seeing everyone next year!