Tag Archives: Tornado

Senator Franken Revisits Tornado-Damaged Home Repaired this Spring

We were thrilled to host Senator Franken last month, who visited the home of Ora Lee in North Minneapolis.  Ora Lee’s home was damaged by the tornado that hit North Minneapolis in May 2011, and Senator Franken visited the home this past spring as we were beginning to make repairs.  Ora Lee’s home has been completed, and Senator Franken joined us for a tour of her home.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who...

Sears Helps Veterans in Need and Homeowners Affected by the North Minneapolis Tornado

We recently highlighted Sears Holdings Corporation as a partner in our efforts to assist homeowners who sustained damage to their homes from the tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis last year.  We would also like to recognize Sears’ efforts to assist veterans in need in the Twin Cities community through their Heroes at Home program.  In June, Sears sponsored a home repair project for a veteran of the U.S. Army who lives in St. Paul....

North Minneapolis Tornado Recovery: A Year Later

Over the last year, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has been working with several partners, including Habitat for Humanity, Sears and the Minneapolis Foundation, to make repairs for homeowners in need who were affected by the tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis last May.  To date, 43 homeowners have received free home repairs through these partnerships. Despite the progress that has been made, there is still much to be done to help this community recover.  Assistance...