Ramp Enables COVID-19 Survivor to Come Home

Last month, we were thrilled and proud to build a ramp for Duane so he could return home after a battle with COVID-19!  We would like to send a huge thank you to our Honeywell Retired Volunteer Program Ramp Team for their hard work on this project.  We’d also like to thank our other partners who came together to make this happen, including St. Bridget’s Church in Minneapolis and the Knights of Columbus.

Check out KARE 11’s story about this project here.

Staffing Updates

We are thrilled to share two exciting staffing changes here at Rebuilding Together Twin Cities!

Tom Pfannenstiel, who previously served as our Special Projects Coordinator, has accepted the position of Safe at Home Manager.  In this position, Tom will manage our Safe at Home Program, which provides falls prevention and accessibility modifications for older adults and individuals living with a disability. He has over 38 years of administrative experience in the museum field, including project management, planning, finance, community engagement, staff supervision, and volunteer coordination. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in History. He recently has received certificates of completion from The Shannon Leadership Institute and Neighborhood Leadership Program through the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Chris Ryan, who previously served as our AmeriCorps Project Coordinator, has accepted the position of Project Manager.  As Project Manager, Chris will work with staff to plan and oversee projects throughout the year, which includes previewing homes; developing work scopes and budgets; ordering materials; preparing tools and materials for the project day; scheduling contracted services; and overseeing volunteers on project day. Chris owned his own construction business for more than 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

Please join us in congratulating Tom and Chris on their new positions!

Last Chance to Apply for Program Manager Position!

We are hiring a Program Manager who will work with volunteers and staff to establish a Rebuilding Together presence and office in the southwest Minnesota counties of Cottonwood, Jackson and Nobles. The Program Manager will be physically located in southwestern Minnesota and report to our Program Director in the Twin Cities.

Specific duties will be assigned by the Executive Directors and/or the Program Director of Rebuilding Together Twin Cities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Network with strategic partners, community organizations and social service agencies for client referrals, volunteer recruitment and donor solicitations.
  • Work with local Advisory Committee and local working committees to conduct organizational business and perform repairs within Cottonwood, Jackson and Nobles counties.
  • Work to secure local funding and in-kind donations.
  • This position will rely heavily on community volunteers to perform some tasks through committee involvement. The Program Manager will be responsible for recruiting volunteers and managing these committees. It is important for the Program Manager to help committee members understand their specific role (what they need to do and by when) and for the Program Manager to facilitate communication and a good working relationship with and among committee members as well as organizational staff.

Application Deadline: February 26, 2021

The full position description is available here.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Greiner at k.greiner@rebuildingtogether-twincities.org.

Big Thanks to CoreNet Global’s Midwest Chapter!

We would like to send a special thank you to Sally Hanlon and the entire CoreNet Global Midwest Chapter for hosting an auction and event to benefit Rebuilding Together Twin Cities!  They raised $5,000 that will support our work to ensure that everyone in our community has a safe and healthy place to call home!

Sally Hanlon serves as the Chair of the Community Outreach Committee, which has seven volunteer members from real estate and service providers who are responsible for organizing monthly opportunities for the CoreNet Midwest members to volunteer and donate their time and or money to assist in the local community.  In 2019, the committee decided to work with our organization, and we are thrilled to have the support of CoreNet Global!

About CoreNet Global: CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives serving leading multinational companies from the Fortune and Global 1000.

CoreNet Global’s membership base totals 7,000 corporate real estate executives, service providers and economic developers who managed over $1.2-trillion in real estate and workplace assets in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America. This professional mix reflects the industry’s focus on global alliance partnerships and on integrating the management of corporate assets, the workplace and infrastructure.

The Midwest Chapter connects groups of professionals, end users and service providers in order to advance knowledge, promote personal excellence and add value to each individual and their respective enterprises. The Midwest Chapter accomplishes their mission through facilitating and sponsoring a variety of diversified programs that provide members educational and networking opportunities.