Ramp Enables COVID-19 Survivor to Come Home

Last month, we were thrilled and proud to build a ramp for Duane so he could return home after a battle with COVID-19!  We would like to send a huge thank you to our Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program Ramp Team for their hard work on this project.  We’d also like to thank our other partners who came together to make this happen, including St. Bridget’s Church in Minneapolis and the Knights of Columbus.

Check out KARE 11’s story about this project here.

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The Mission Continues – Together with our many partners, we recently constructed a house that will be used by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans to provide transitional housing for veteran families in crisis.  Volunteers from The Mission Continues helped us put some of the finishing touches on this house by installing a fence around the back yard.

Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program Ramp Team – Our Ramp Team recently helped someone who could not come home from the hospital until a ramp was built at his home.  Our volunteers jumped in to build a ramp so this homeowner could come home in time for Thanksgiving. Our Ramp Team is made up of retired Honeywell employees, and in the past five years, they have built more than 40 ramps, restoring independence to the homeowners they have helped.

KARE 11 and C.H. Robinson – We were thrilled to partner with KARE 11 and C.H. Robinson on Make a Difference Day to construct Little Free Libraries!

KARE 11 Recognizes Long-Time Volunteer Jared Broghamer

On July 18th, KARE 11 recognized their Eleven Who KARE honorees, including one of our long-time volunteers Jared Broghamer.  Since 2007, Jared has served as a skilled house captain on eleven home repair projects.  In this role, Jared has been involved in every aspect of these projects, including recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; working with Rebuilding Together staff to finalize the budget, work plans and materials lists; interacting with the homeowner while working on their home; and making sure that the home repairs are of a high quality and are completed on time and within the budget.  Jared regularly recruits volunteers from his company, Mortenson Construction, to dedicate their skill and time to help Rebuilding Together complete homeowner projects.

Thank you to KARE 11 for recognizing Jared’s dedication to serving homeowners in need and THANKS to Jared for being such an exemplary volunteer!