We Are Grateful for YOU!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we would like to say THANK YOU for your support and hard work to help our neighbors in need!

This year continued to present new challenges for everyone, and we are more grateful than ever for your support of our work to ensure that everyone in our community has a safe and healthy place to call home.

We are thrilled to share that we have already exceeded our goals for 2021, completing 51 Safe at Home projects; 71 Home Repair projects; and 1 Community Revitalization project. We  expanded limited services statewide with a particular focus on the southwestern counties of Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles, and Pipestone where we have established a satellite office and hired a Program Manager. We also changed our name to Rebuilding Together Minnesota. YOU have made it possible for us to help more of our neighbors in need!

As the COVID-19 crisis showed us, being able to stay at home gives us the means to remain safe, impacting both our own health and well-being and also the health and well-being of the entire community. Housing is the most basic priority in our daily lives, especially for those that are the most vulnerable, and we simply can’t do what we do without the hard work and dedication of people like you.

We wish you and your family a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Honeywell Ramp Team Celebrating 10th Year and 66 Ramps!

Our incredible Honeywell Retirees Volunteer Program (HRVP) Ramp Team just celebrated 10 years of service to our community! They have built 66 ramps during those 10 years, improving the safety and independence of the older adults and individuals living with a disability who live in those 66 homes.

Several years ago, we talked with one of the Ramp Team Leaders, Armand Peterson, about the Ramp Team and how it started. He said, “The retiree ramp project grew out of initiatives started at the Honeywell Retirees Volunteer Program (HRVP). HRVP dated back to 1979, but its mission was to help retirees find volunteer activities in their communities. Honeywell reconfigured its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in the early 2000s…”Housing and Shelter” was defined as one of the key objectives, and Honeywell supported it by becoming a national corporate partner of Rebuilding Together. Paul Parrish solicited retiree volunteers for the RTTC Safe at Home programs, and the ramp projects grew out of these original efforts.”

This incredible team continues to volunteer in rain, shine, or snow! Even during the pandemic, they have continued this important work. We are so thankful for all that they do!

Big Thanks to Wells Fargo!

We would like to send a special thank you to Wells Fargo, who has provided both funding and volunteers for many years!  Since 2009, more than 1,100 of their employees have donated nearly 9,000 hours of their time to supporting our work.  Wells Fargo has also donated more than $700,000 during this time to support our vision of ensuring that everyone in our community has a safe and healthy home.

While we were not able to engage their employees as volunteers this year, Wells Fargo contributed $80,000 to support home repair and accessibility modification projects for eight low-income homeowners in the Twin Cities region.  Thank you!