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Mary Atkins is dedicated. You can find her between the aisles four days a week at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore, organizing the merchandise and helping customers find exactly what they’re looking for.
Roger and Vicki Henry are an energetic, passionate, and loving couple and self-proclaimed “Habi-holics.” They have been involved with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) since the organization’s early years, and continue to be among the organization’s most dedicated and passionate supporters.
A few months ago, ReStore volunteer Calvin Peterson had a hip replacement. But when we found him at the shop for the Monday morning reset, he was lying on the ground stabilizing a new display of nuts and bolts.
That’s the thing you quickly learn about this retired carpenter, he’s not one to sit idle.
Did you catch Women Build on WCCO-TV? Check it out. That's some of the volunteers from Mortenson gathered around WCCO Reporter Edward Moody III (we had a great time together at 5am!). The media attention is well deserved. This is the 22nd home that Women Build has built through Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Work on the 23rd will start in South St. Paul this fall.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed when starting the process of buying a home. There's so much to know and many first-time homebuyers have lots of good questions.
As a frequent ReStore shopper, Philip Jarosz is accustomed to finding hidden treasures on his regular visits to New Brighton store. During a recent trip, Philip found just what he had been looking for.
For the third year running, the congregation from Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth will be setting up to showcase local music, savory barbeque, and craft brews as part of their family-friendly BLUES BREWS N BBQS fundraising event. All proceeds will support Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and PRISM.
Not too long after the Charles Schwab volunteers starting erecting walls at the Sherburne Avenue build site in St. Paul, a neighbor passed by praising them for their good work.
The Habitat Heroes are proof that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Armed only with facts about the communal benefits of investing in affordable housing, and dressed in campy (but cool) green superhero T-shirts, our advocates descended on the Capitol and helped convince lawmakers to approve $100M in bonds directed towards housing projects. Literally thousands of Minnesota families will benefit from this great win. The money will mean fewer homeless families, safer apartment buildings, more construction jobs, and better neighborhoods filled with stable homeowners.
Gene, a Vietnam and Afghanistan Veteran, was struggling to stay in his home due to a failing heating system. With the biting Minnesota winter at his door, he was in great need of a replacement HVAC unit.
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