Mother and Daughter Build Was a Huge Success!

On May 17th, we hosted our first annual Mother and Daughter Build!  WCCO Radio’s Susan Blanch and her daughter were joined by four other mother/daughter pairs to repair Darla’s home in South Minneapolis.  The homeowner we helped that day, Darla, is a proud grandmother who has some trouble navigating her home safely and independently.  The mother and daughter teams worked together to finish a wheelchair accessible ramp, paint three bedrooms, caulk windows, and install interior handrails, two grab bars, and a storm door. The volunteers enjoyed a lunch donated by Subway. Many of the women also participated in a training on May 14th when we built two 4×4 walls and tiled them to use as training tools for our Safe at Home program.

Thank you to everyone who participated and thanks to Subway for donating lunch that day!

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.