We recently partnered with volunteers from Old National Bank to build a privacy fence at one of Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans homes for veterans! This will improve the safety and security of the veterans who lives in the home. Thanks to the volunteers from Old National Bank for giving their time to make this project happen!
We were thrilled to break ground last month on a very exciting project! In collaboration with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities Foundation, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, and Lennar Homes, we will construct a new transitional home for veteran families in crisis in Saint Paul.
The home will have five bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the first floor being wheelchair accessible, and the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will operate the home. MACV has beds established for single veterans, however, they do not have any spaces for homeless veterans who have dependent children. This home will meet a critical unmet need in our community. We plan to finish the home in time to be included in the fall Parade of Homes, which begins on September 9th.
We would like to recognize our sponsors, including the Sears Heroes at Home program, Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and Lennar Homes. We would also like to thank Council Member Jane Prince, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 7, Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services and City of Saint Paul – Government staff for helping to make this project happen!
On December 17th, 20 volunteers from the Minnesota Twins rolled up their sleeves to help renovate a home that will become transitional housing for homeless veterans. This home is owned and operated by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, a strong partner of Rebuilding Together. Volunteers from the Twins painted the interior of the main floor of the home, wrapped the hot water heater with a blanket, repaired the dryer vent, insulated the rim joists, installed no-slip stair treads, and did general cleaning in the basement.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered that day to help our veterans have a place to call home!
On December 21st, the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) celebrated the opening of a transitional home for female homeless veterans, the first of its kind in the State of Minnesota. This home was donated to the organization earlier in the year and needed substantial restoration work. Rebuilding Together partnered ATK to repair the kitchen floor joists, install new kitchen flooring, cabinets, appliances, and new windows, and completely refinish and restore this home to its original classic bungalow style.
Congratulations to MACV and ATK for coming together to make a difference in the lives of Minnesota’s veterans!