HRVP Ramp Team Completes 40th Ramp!

Our incredible Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program Ramp Team has completed their 40th ramp this month and we would like to recognize them!  As a result of their hard work, 40 seniors and individuals living with a disability can safely and independently come and go from their homes!  Our Program Director Tony Sjogren sent them this congratulatory note: “Congratulations on this milestone. It would be easy to think of this as just a number but it is so much more. It is 40 people who are free to come and go from their home were before they may have felt trapped. It is 40 people who may have regained a bit of their pride back that a disability took away. It is 40 sets of families, friends or caregivers who used to struggle to get their person in and out of a home that was once a barrier.  Please note that when I speak of our ramp team to others, I speak of it with pride and a sense of purpose that each of you built one tread, one spindle, one handrail at a time! Well done… now on to 50!”

Thank you to our incredible Ramp Team, and keep up the good work!

HRVP Ramp Team Volunteer Dale White Passed Away

We are sad to share the news that long-time Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program (HRVP) volunteer Dale White passed away in early November.  Our Ramp Team is made up of retired Honeywell employees and in the past five years, they have built 42 ramps, restoring independence to the homeowners they have helped.  The HRVP Ramp Team got together last month to celebrate Dale’s life, and he will be greatly missed.  Dale’s obituary is available here.  Our thoughts are with Dale’s family and friends.

Thanks To…

Catholic Heart Workcamp – We were thrilled to host two teams from Catholic Heart Workcamp this month.  One team removed two ramps, repaired a deck, finished handrails on a ramp and installed drywall in a home.  Another team installed new fencing on Minnehaha Ave in Saint Paul. Thank you Catholic Heart!

Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program Ramp Team – Our incredible ramp team from the Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program (HRVP) has helped another low-income homeowner keep their freedom and independence.  HRVP volunteers built a ramp for a North Saint Paul homeowner this month.  We are so thankful for their hard work and dedication!