We would like to send a huge thank you to Honeywell, who hosted their annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept 9th at the Riverwood National Golf Course in Monticello! The proceeds from this event help support our efforts to help homeowners and neighborhoods in need. We are grateful for Honeywell’s support!
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!
Honeywell and Robbinsdale Cooper High School Team Up at Urban Roots
On May 12th, we partnered with more than 70 volunteers from Honeywell and Robbinsdale Cooper High School to make much-needed improvements and repairs to the facilities and grounds of Urban Roots, a Saint Paul organization with a mission to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development. Urban Roots cultivates youth leaders and supports healthy communities on the Saint Paul’s East Side through paid internship programs that provide hands-on learning and foster critical life skills around entrepreneurial thinking, resilience and collaboration. Their experiential “earn as you learn” programs are grounded in improving urban food systems, supporting and fostering connection to Saint Paul’s parks and green spaces, and promoting active living. They provide internship opportunities for 60 + youth annually.
Like many nonprofits, Urban Roots invests its limited funding into their programs. With the support of Honeywell and the hard work of Honeywell employees and Robbinsdale Cooper High School students, we were able to provide repairs and improvements, including building portable benches, constructing a storage shed, repairing and staining picnic tables, building a compost bin, cleaning and re-mulching the learning area, and painting a hallway and exterior stair rails. Patsy Noble, Senior Program Director of Urban Roots, said of the work completed, “Wow it’s like magic! Every time I come out something new is done. We would never have been able to do this with our staff.”
Thank you to Honeywell and Robbinsdale Cooper High School for partnering with us to help ensure that Urban Roots can continue to serve Saint Paul’s youth!
Honeywell and Robbinsdale Cooper High School Make a Difference for Veterans
Last month, we partnered with Honeywell and Robbinsdale Cooper High School to make repairs and improvements to a transitional home operated by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). MACV is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been assisting veterans for over 25 years, including providing transitional housing for veterans. Nearly 70 volunteers came out to help with this project, which focused on replacing a retaining wall. A current resident of this MACV house is a graduate from Robbinsdale Cooper High School. The football team from Robbinsdale Cooper High School volunteered side-by-side with Honeywell employees, making the project even more meaningful.
This project is the 38th local collaborative project between Honeywell and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, and we are very proud of our long-standing partnership!