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Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity was presented with the Spinnaker Award on May 11 by Minnetonka Public Schools. The award is given annually to "Individuals or groups who exemplify volunteerism, community and serving the greater good. Like the spinnaker on a sailboat, the groups or individuals recognized with this award are out in front, full-sail, leading us toward the fulfillment of our dreams." We were nominated for the award by Minnetonka High School’s VANTAGE program for being one of their best project sponsors.

Guest blog by Julia Brauchle
Twin Cities Habitat Staff

Earlier this month, Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 10th annual National Women Build Week, which invited women to devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 17,000 women from 300 Habitat affiliates in all 50 states participated in Women Build projects last week. The week is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement, who donated nearly $2 million to support National Women Build Week.

Guest Post by Pat Lund
Twin Cities Habitat Staff

Falls are the number one reason aging homeowners need to leave their home for alternate living situations. One out of four older people falls each year resulting in 2.8 million emergency visits, 800,000 hospitalizations, and a cost of $31 billion dollars in health care annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Circle of affirmation: people gathered in a circle sharing positive, feel good, supportive words. If you've never been in a circle of affirmation, it is one of the most gratifying experiences. And on Thursday, May 11th, Habitat Homeowner Nasra and her family celebrated their home dedication with one large, loving, circle of affirmation, leaving everyone in attendance smiling.  

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