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At Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH), we can’t say enough good things about the 3Mgives Habitat Project. Made up of primarily 3M retirees along with some family and friends, the group regularly volunteers on construction sites and financially supports Habitat’s work. This summer, the 3Mgives Habitat Project started its 20th build by actively supporting construction of a 4-plex in Cottage Grove and two 4-plexes in Hugo, so I wanted to share a bit about this incredible group.

Guest Post By Anne Meyers-Welsch
Faith Relations Assistant, Women Build Liaison

Last week a number of volunteers came together for an A Brush With Kindness project to help give a fresh coat of paint for the home of Sharon and Burton Miller. Sharon and Burton are disabled senior citizens who have been living in their home in Richfield since 1962.  Burton is a veteran of the US Army Reserves, and the couple spent many years keeping up with home repairs.  After some medical issues a couple of years ago, the couple is no longer physically or financially able to keep up with their home repairs.

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Doing good, learning skills, having fun, and keeping busy – these were the shared reasons why a group of retirees from Cargill volunteers regularly with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. On this particular volunteer day, eight men known as the Cargill Spice Regulars were at the Habitat wall panel plant in Northeast Minneapolis. Other members of the crew were doing snowbird duty in warmer climates, but that didn’t slow this team down.

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