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!

National Rebuilding Day Was a Huge Success!

Thanks again to the hundreds of volunteers who braved the rain to help 25 families in need on April 28th for National Rebuilding Day!  Thanks to your efforts, we were able to help homeowners like Erin, a proud owner of her Camden Neighborhood home.  Erin’s grandson recently began living with her, and because of the expense of taking care of him, she is not able to afford repairs to her home.  In her thank you note to the volunteers who worked with her, Erin wrote, “Thank you for allowing my house to become more of a home.”

We would also like to thank U.S. Senator Al Franken, who came out to meet volunteers and one of the homeowners we helped that day, as well as MN Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal, State Senator Linda Higgins, State Representative Bobby Joe Champion, Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels, and Rebecca Lucero from Congressman Keith Ellison’s office.

Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors and partners for National Rebuilding Day, including Wells Fargo, Builders Association of the Twin Cities Foundation, Honeywell, MidCountry Bank, US Bank, On Site Sanitation, Valspar, Catholic United Financial, Lowe’s, Caribou Coffee, Subway, CitiCargo & Storage, Target, The Big Day of Serving, Dunwoody College of Technology, Tree Trust, Mortenson Construction, Ironwood Carpentry, Neighborhood Improvement Program, American Public Media, Coca-Cola, Cookie Cart, Webster/Windsor Insulation and ABC Supply Company.