Breaking Ground for Transitional Home for Veteran Families in Crisis

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!

To read more about the project, click here.

Sears Heroes at Home Helps Veterans

Did you know Sears and Rebuilding Together are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Heroes at Home? That’s a decade of assisting military families in need with critical home repairs and accessibility modifications. Our veterans served our country and deserve a safe home. Donate when you check out at Sears or by visiting Please donate by July 29, 2017!

Sears and Craftsman Make a Difference for Military Family

We were thrilled to partner with Craftsman, Sears Heroes at Home program and Greiner Construction last month to help a military family in need.  Joy is a single mother of two boys; and her oldest son is currently completing his training for military service. In the past, it has been a struggle for Joy to hold on to her house, but upon first glance you would not know it. She is extremely resourceful and has taken on many of her household repairs herself, including dry walling her entire garage. Joy is very supportive of her son’s choice to join the military and hopes to keep the house as a place for him to return.

On July 26th, we partnered with volunteers from Greiner Construction to repair Joy’s home.  Volunteers replaced flooring, painted, installed drywall and made other repairs.  This project was part of the Craftsman Make a Difference Tour, which traveled across the country this summer restoring the homes of veterans in need.  The Make a Difference Truck provided tools for this project and the Sears Heroes at Home program provided financial support.  Thank you to everyone who came together to help Joy and her family!