Congratulations to Volunteer Elliot Helmer!

We would like to congratulate Elliot Helmer, a regular volunteer and son of our Office Manager Silva, on his recent Eagle Scout project.  Elliot was able to donate more than 1,000 stuffed animals to the St. Paul Police department.  Officers will now be able to offer a stuffed animal to kids they come across during the course of their work.

Check out this article about Elliot’s project. The article appeared in newspapers (online and paper) and in a couple of radio markets in Atlanta, Boston, Jacksonville, Dayton, Duluth, Bimidji, and Grand Forks. Elliot was also mentioned in St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s remarks for his State of the City address.  Congratulations Elliot!

Volunteers Needed to Repair Homes After Hurricane Harvey

Rebuilding Together National is looking for individuals and teams to volunteer for their Home After Harvey rebuild projects.

They have selected several dates in the first part of the year for the Home After Harvey program. Crews are asked to participate in day-long projects. You are welcome to sign up for more than one date:

Available Dates

January 27, 30-31
February 17, 20-22, 24
March 12-16, 19-23
May 5, 8-10, 12, 15-17, 19

More dates to come!

Projects could include:

Repairing the home’s exterior
Installing insulation and sheet rock (tape and float)
Priming walls
Installing kitchen counter with sink
Installing bathroom vanity with a sink and medicine cabinet
Installing flooring

Both skilled and unskilled volunteers needed!

Individual Volunteers Sign Up Here

Crew Leaders Sign Up Here

Don’t Forget about Letter-Palooza – March, 23rd at 5:30 pm at Insight Brewing!

What is Letter-Palooza?

Join us at Insight Brewing, named best new Twin Cities brewery by Thrillist, and help raise money for Rebuilding Together Twin Cities! Over the course of the night, enjoy locally-brewed beer and socialize with staff, board members, donors, volunteers and homeowners as we send letters to each of our contacts on behalf of Rebuilding Together Twin Cities to build support and generate some resources for our upcoming build season!

How does it work?

  1. Come up with a list of about 20 contacts to whom you can mail our fundraising letter. Ideas to generate your list can be found here.
  2. Before the party, edit your letters, two options can be found here. For people that are just being introduced to Rebuilding Together, we recommend that you use the “Intro Letter,” for those that are familiar with our work we recommend you use the “Spring Appeal Letter.”
  3. Print your letters and bring them with your mailing list to the party.
  4. Write short notes, stuff your letters, and address envelopes based on your mailing list.
  5. Have fun, while hanging out with our fellow Rebuilding Together Twin Cities friends. We will provide the envelopes, brochures and postage.

Big THANKS to Insight Brewing for hosting this event!

For more details and to RSVP check out: www.bidpal.net/letterpalooza.  Let’s make it bigger and better than ever this year!