Wouldn’t it be fun to bring together families, sponsors, volunteers, and Twin Cities Habitat staff all together to celebrate a finished home? It sure would! Here at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, we call those celebrations Home Dedications. During the Home Dedication, there is a short program in which the family, sponsor, site supervisor, and those involved in the homebuilding process share memories and gratitude for all the support and work involved in building the home. Prayers are shared, and each family receives a bible and a framed Golden Rule to have in their home. After each program there is time to socialize, eat cake, and tour the home. Each dedication is unique; every story, meal, and home is different, but one thing is guaranteed – it will be an inspiring, joyful event!
The Dedication Committee is responsible for hosting every dedication that happens at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Committee members do everything from setting up tables, to greeting guests, handing out programs, or emceeing the dedication.
Thank you to our members!
Melissa Books, Susie DeShon, John Hensrud, Bobbi Hoppman, Karin O’Connor, Win Curtiss, Nicole Smiley, Virginia Vogt, Jamie Lunde, Linda Haugen and Jackie Malone
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February 25th- Chaska
A board member’s son put it perfectly when he said that out of all of his travels his favorite place was home. Last night we dedicated 3 homes in Chaska, as 3 families joined together with Habitat volunteers, sponsors, staff, family and friends to celebrate this milestone of owning their own homes. The host home was sponsored by Delta Air Lines, and at the dedication guests heard stories and shared gratitude from the sponsors, families, site supervisor, and volunteers on site. Children showed off their soon-to-be rooms, stories were shared, and cake was eaten!
January 25th- St. Paul
At the dedication in St. Paul last Saturday morning the children of the two families that will be neighbors explored, gave “tours”, drew pictures for Habitat’s New Home, and ate cake to celebrate their new habitat homes. Volunteers, family, friends, sponsors, and Habitat staff came together to dedicate the homes of the two families (pictured together on the right). Stories were shared during the morning’s program, and both Gary Erickson, Travelers, and Rhonda Thorson, Habitat, commented on the start of the building process as the heat made it interesting for the volunteers who worked on the start of these houses. As always no weather can hold back the determined volunteers that come to work on Habitat homes. Twin Cities Habitat’s President, Sue Haigh, also commented on the volunteer day of local CEO’s as these homes were the CEO Build site this year. She also read a note from Mayor Coleman that welcomed the two families to Saint Paul.
January 18th- St. Paul
The early morning snowfall on Saturday did not deter the family, friends, sponsors, and volunteers who came over to Annapolis Street to celebrate at the home dedication for the Ahmed family. One of the Site Supervisors spoke of the motivation his volunteers received from the frequent family visits to site, as they were encouraged by the family’s excitement and involvement. The sponsor for this home, Entrepreneurs House, exemplifies the great impact these businesses are able to make by joining forces to sponsor a home each year. The family shared how excited they were to have a home to call theirs. The Ahmed family home dedication was a lively celebration with family, friends, neighbors, and as usual, cake!