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!

Mother and Daughter Build on May 17th!

Have you signed up for our Mother/Daughter Build yet?  Volunteers will work side-by-side in this hands-on opportunity to help a local veteran stay warm and safe in their home, and WCCO Radio’s Susan Blanch and her daughter will lead this group of fabulous women.

Rebuilding Together will host a training session at our office on Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m. that will review how to safely use basic power tools to complete simple home repairs. Then, the group will participate in a full-day repair project at the home of a local, low-income veteran from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  Mothers and daughters will make simple home modifications such as grouting tile, caulking around bathtubs and windows, basic carpentry repairs with chop saws, circular saws, drills and more.

The event is limited to the first 10 women who sign up. The requested donation is $25 for an individual or $40 for two women. You must be at least 16-years-old to participate. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided.

To sign up, email Alina  at or call at 651-776-4273.