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Guest Post: You Should Go to A Habitat for Humanity Dedication!

 
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When Habitat for Humanity finishes a home, it's turned over to the new owners at a Dedication Ceremony. All the volunteers who helped build the home are invited back to celebrate with the new owners.

Social Enterprise Leaders Connect at the ReStore

 
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When Social Enterprise leaders connect, something good usually happens. That was the case on Thursday, Sept. 11, when leaders from 16 Social Enterprise organizations were invited to gather at the ReStore Center.

A Beautiful Day with Much to Celebrate

 
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Last Saturday, September 6, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity celebrated the new home of Anisa Ahmed, Ahmed Osman, and Adil Ahmed. With the sun shining, friends, family, volunteers, sponsors, and neighbors gathered outside the Frogtown house to bless its rooms and the soon-to-be owners. Two people were missing, however—mother Anisa and her two-day old son. Ahmed was radiating pride and happiness about the birth of his fourth child and the dedication of his new home.

A look at Twin Cities Habitat's Rainbow Build 2014

 
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At the end of August, we wrapped up Rainbow Build 2014, a two-week initiative dedicated to celebrating the diversity of our volunteers, community supporters and family partners! Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied (LBGTQA) community came together from August 18 – August 29 to volunteer on two Habitat homes in Minneapolis – one at 2513 14 Ave., and one at 3022 Morgan Ave.

Maxing out the Thrivent Financial & Habitat for Humanity partnership

 
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In the 1990s, socially responsible investing became a new buzz phrase.  It’s a great idea: when deciding where to invest, people should consider a business’s social and environmental impact as well as the financial rewards. That idea has taken hold and expanded to encompass where people spend and save their money as well. Do the companies you engage with every day reflect your values? Can you turn your dollars into good in the community?

Redeemer Lutheran Church Hosts a Hands-On Workshop with Habitat

 
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Do you want to learn some basic building skills while helping others? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity offers hands-on workshops for youth, where we build Adirondack chairs or storage boxes! These Adirondack chairs and storage boxes are given to Habitat Homebuyers as house warming gifts or sold at our ReStore, where the profits go right back to supporting our mission.

Veterans getting housing help thanks to The Home Depot Foundation

 
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The Home Depot Foundation is serious about helping America's Veterans get, and keep, decent, affordable housing. That commitment drove the foundation to provide Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity with a $200,000 grant for work targeting Twin Cities Veterans in need of some help. 

This grant was awarded as part of the latest round of grants from The Home Depot Foundation – totaling $3.9 million – in support of its five-year, $80 million commitment to ensure every Veteran has a safe place to call home. Since launching its commitment in the spring of 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has contributed $65.7 million to the issue, impacting more than 10,195 units of Veterans housing. 

Here in the Twin Cities, the money from the grant will go toward helping two Veterans families buy homes affordably through Habitat's homeownership program and, in addition, making critically needed repairs for 20 other Veteran homeowners.

As part of the grant, volunteers from The Home Depot will help paint the home of a Retired Army Veteran in St. Paul during the National Day of Service on Thursday, September 11. 





National Habitat for Humanity partnership creating a local impact

 
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PCL Construction Services, Inc. (PCL) has been a national partner with Habitat for Humanity International since June of 2011. As part of this partnership, local PCL branches are able to apply for funding from the corporate office to sponsor local Habitat projects.

25 years and counting: Site Supervisor focuses on Jordan neighborhood

 
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Soon to turn 60 years old, Site Supervisor Tony Beckstrom has spent the last 25 years sweating it out with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and has no plans to slow down.

Non-Construction Volunteer Opportunities for Youth

 
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There are multiple non-construction volunteer opportunities for youth at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. We are looking for youth individual volunteers and youth group volunteers!

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