Republic Services Helps Every Third Saturday

This month, we were thrilled to be able to bring Republic Services, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, MidCountry Bank, Boston Scientific, Empirehouse, and Biffs together to support local veterans by making improvements to Every Third Saturday’s soon-to-be new Minneapolis location.  Every Third Saturday provides services to veterans in need and their families.  Together, we renovated the facility and built a community garden, and we celebrated the day with a tree planting ceremony dedicated to veterans. In addition, the event also included a Veterans’ Service Fair offering services for homeless and struggling veterans and their families.

We are grateful to everyone who came together to make this project possible!  By providing repairs and improvements to Every Third Saturday’s new facility, we will enhance their ability to serve veterans in need in our community. Check out some of the news coverage of our project at Every Third Saturday here and here.

MidCountry Bank Gives Back

We’d like to thank MidCountry Bank for helping us take on a home repair project earlier this month. MidCountry Bank volunteers helped a Minneapolis homeowner in need by building a new set of stairs so she can come and go from her home more safely.  MidCountry Bank has been a long-time supporter of our work and we look forward to continuing our partnership!

Volunteer Highlight: Greg Krenz

We would like to send a special thanks to Greg Krenz, a retired Board member and a long-time MidCountry Bank volunteer.  Greg recently became one of our first Project Leaders. 

Our Project Leaders are individual volunteers who help Rebuilding Together Twin Cities lead and manage our home repair projects. They are independent of any sponsor group and are critical to our ability to continue to expand our services so we can help more people in need live in safe and healthy homes.

Greg supervised and led three teams of volunteers as they installed flooring, painted, and landscaped. On large projects, it is impossible for the Rebuilding Together staff person to effectively manage 15 volunteers, especially if a group needs extra attention due to the complexity of the work. Having someone like Greg serve as a Project Leader is a force multiplier that allows us to work more efficiently and provide a higher quality of work. Project Leaders like Greg also facilitate better volunteer engagement and ultimately more projects each year.

Thanks Greg!