Safe at Home Volunteers Help Homeowners Live More Independently and Safely

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities believes that everyone should have a safe and healthy home. Our Safe at Home volunteers work on projects focused on improving the accessibility of the home, so that the home’s residents can live more safely and independently.  For example, Safe at Home volunteers Sam and Liz recently helped us finish a handicap-accessible first-level bathroom in a South Minneapolis home. The homeowner was wheelchair bound and had to take sponge baths because she could not access the second-floor bathroom where the shower was located.  The addition of a downstairs bathroom increased the homeowner’s independence and greatly improved her quality of life.  We are grateful to all of our Safe at Home volunteers for helping to improve the independence and safety of the people we serve!

Thanks To…

Be the Tool – Thanks to the six Be the Tool volunteers who helped paint, install a bathroom vanity, patch foundation cracks with concrete, and finish steps.

Susan Sullivan – Thanks for your continued volunteerism with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities over the last few years on multiple homes. Susan comes to volunteer days with a positive, can-do attitude. She treats homeowners with respect and engages them in genuine conversations. She was a pleasure to have on site at Wells Fargo project in Saint Paul earlier this month.

Sano and Russell – Thanks to our recent homeowners Sano and Russell, daughter Jada, and friend Josh for being a tremendous help on the project site. You definitely went out of your way to help get the project done. Special thanks to Sano for making your famous jerk chicken for lunch and providing the volunteers with food on both days!

Thanks To….

HRVP – On Tuesday, December 3rd, we were thrilled to recognize our Honeywell Retiree Volunteer Program team who has worked tirelessly to launch our Ramp Accessibility Program. Thank you to this awesome group of volunteers for everything they’ve done to help our homeowners safely and independently get in and out of their homes!

Derek Steffes – volunteered at the warehouse

Taylor Winscher – volunteered at the warehouse

Safe at Home volunteers – Wesley Anderson, Mariette Cole, and Owen Christensen