We are excited to share that we have a new team who is regularly volunteering with us! The Quicksilvers Team has been completing Safe at Home projects, including building ramps and installing handrails, and assisting with small home repair projects. They completed their first ramp earlier this month, and it is gorgeous!
Craig Freeman, one of the Quicksilvers Team Leaders said, “Quicksilvers are a group of mostly retired people who have volunteered their time and skills toward Urban Homeworks’s mission for the past 16+ years. Urban Homeworks, based in North Minneapolis, is a nonprofit dedicated to elevating Twin Cities housing, which in turn elevates the community with stable abodes and leads to better education and less crime. In recent times, Urban Homeworks’s work model has shifted, allowing the Quicksilver group to expand their time to include Rebuilding Together Twin Cities. We built our first handicap ramp in July, with others planned in coming months. We’re very active in the Safe at Home program, making it possible for people to stay in their own homes rather than moving to assisted living or a nursing facility. Rebuilding Together fits with Quicksilver’s goal of improving lives.”
Teams like the Quicksilvers greatly increase our capacity to help our neighbors in need with repairs and accessibility modifications. We are very grateful for their hard work and dedication!