Meet our Construction Workforce Training Collaborative Instructor

We are preparing to kick-off our Construction Workforce Training Collaborative, an innovative public-private collaborative with Tree Trust, Association of Minority Contractors, and Housing First Minnesota that will deliver entry-level construction training to underserved and minority youth.  This new initiative is led by Instructor Chris Reiss, who will train participants in construction methods and supervise them as they use their experience in the field completing home repairs. Chris is a 38-year veteran of the commercial audiovisual industry. He has been involved for many years with rehab and restoration projects in many communities impacted by storms and flooding including New Orleans, Chicago, Houston, Guatemala and Biloxi.  We are excited to have Chris on our Team and to launch our Construction Workforce Training Collaborative!

Have You Registered for our (Virtual) Flannel Fling?

Our Flannel Fling is going virtual this year, and even though you are staying home, we still want to see you wearing your best flannel for this event!

When: Thursday, October 22nd at 6 pm


What: The Flannel Fling will be an entertaining, virtual event with a call to action for funds to assist more homeowners in the Twin Cities. We currently have more than 160 families on our waiting list.

We will kick-off this virtual event on Thursday, October 15th with the Dessert Dash when you can bid on your favorite dessert. The Dessert Dash will close on Monday, October 19th.

The auction will open on Monday, October 19th and will close after the event on Thursday, October 22nd.

Please be sure to register early so you can bid on the Dessert Dash and auction items and attend our FREE event at

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please email Annette at

Meet our New AmeriCorps Member

Please help us welcome the newest member of our Team – AmeriCorps member Julia Isberner!  Julia has a Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College and a variety of experience with nonprofit organizations.  Julia will be serving with our organization for a year through the AmeriCorps CapacityCorps program.  She will focus on our Safe at Home program, which provides accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners who are seniors or are living with a disability. We are thrilled to have her enthusiasm and experience as we work to help our neighbors in need live in safe and healthy homes!

Check Out our Store

Have you checked out our store? We design and build beautiful items that are available for sale, and the proceeds support our work to help our neighbors in need.

Check out our store here.

We will be adding more items soon, so stay tuned!