Remembering 9/11

On September 10th, more than 250 volunteers joined Rebuilding Together Twin Cities and HandsOn Twin Cities to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke at the event, along with Brian Dunn, Best Buy CEO, and Kathleen West, civic leader.

Volunteers spent the morning cleaning and polishing tribute markers along Victory Memorial Drive; gardening at Loring Elementary School; planting trees and shrubs at Theodore Wirth Park; drawing and writing on a Freedom Banner; and writing letters to the troops.

The volunteer event on 9/10 was the culmination of a larger initiative by Rebuilding Together Twin Cities and HandsOn Twin Cities to engage 1,000 volunteers to provide critical home repairs and services for 30 families in need, including several veterans and their families.

Thanks again to everyone who was able to join us and a huge thank you to sponsors of projects connected with this event, including Ameriprise Financial, CB Richard Ellis, GLS Companies, Honeywell, Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation, Mosaic Company, Sears Heroes at Home, and Wells Fargo; and sponsors of the commemoration event, including the HandsOn Network, Best Buy, and Target.

Honeywell Family Day Spent Volunteering at Gibbs Museum

Volunteers of all ages joined Rebuilding Together Twin Cities at the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life for the Honeywell Family Day on Saturday, July 30th.  More than 80 volunteers came out for this annual event to spend the day working, having fun and enjoying a picnic lunch.

Volunteers started digging and installing posts for a new fence on the North side of the property. Volunteers also worked in the Gibbs Museum garden, weeding and landscaping.

Thanks again to everyone who came out for the Honeywell Family Day!  We look forward to working side-by-side with you again next year!

Wells Fargo Interns Lend a Hand to Repair Tornado-Damaged Home

Volunteers from the Wells Fargo Talented Tenth Internship program joined Rebuilding Together Twin Cities on Friday, July 29th to make repairs for a single father of four young children whose home was damaged by the tornado that hit North Minneapolis.

Volunteers repaired and painted walls; removed an existing cracked walkway, re-graded and installed concrete pavers; repaired tile in the bathroom; and installed several railings, window screens and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  In addition to these repairs, the sponsorship grant from Wells Fargo also covered electrical repairs and upgrades and repairs to the roof.

We really enjoyed working with the Talented Tenth interns and other Wells Fargo volunteers!  Thank you for all of your hard work!

Ameriprise Financial Interns Make Repairs for Three Homeowners in Need

On Tuesday, July 26th, more than 40 volunteers from Ameriprise Financial’s internship program descended on the homes of three North Minneapolis homeowners to make repairs.  One of the homes repaired that day was damaged by the tornado that hit North Minneapolis in May.  Volunteers performed a variety of tasks including painting, repairing a water-damaged ceiling, finishing trim around doors and windows, landscaping to prevent water from seeping into the basement, repairing concrete steps, installing a paver walkway and making other minor repairs to these homes.

Thanks again to this incredible team!  We look forward to partnering with you again in the future!