Building Community Blog

Lyman Companies, a residential construction company, is the main supplier of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) lumber. Since 1995, the partnership has flourish into donations of materials and labor to help build Habitat homes. This kind gesture continues today and TCHFH is grateful to welcome them for another year of building.

You’re invited to 2700 Minnehaha Ave, September 15-17, to celebrate the Grand Opening of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s newest ReStore. ReStore is Habitat’s discount home improvement outlet. Open to the public, ReStore carries new and gently used building materials, cabinets, appliances, furniture, flooring, plumbing, hardware, lighting, tools, and more, all at 50% - 70% off retail prices. 

Nothing says summer like sun, BBQ, live music and your favorite cold brew. Plus, it's even better if you get to enjoy these things while supporting a great cause. Approximately 1,350 people attended the 5th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ event Saturday August 6, 2016. This unprecedented number broke the previous attendance record of 1,200. Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth hosted the event on its spacious campus as part of its Higher Grounds music series. 

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals Network (HYPN) welcomed several new faces at our quarterly Happy Hour series. More than a dozen young professionals attended the networking event at Fair State Brewing in Minneapolis to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH).

Guests were also treated to a fun game of TCHFH trivia through Kahoot, an online competitive trivia game that allows users to interact via their cellphones. The top winners took home trendy Habitat for Humanity gear. One lucky winner received tickets to the next HYPN event.

Guest blog contributed by Dawn Puroway
Twin Cities Habitat volunteer and Women Build Committee Member

This year marks the 10th year that I have gathered my friends and family together for a day of working on the Women Build house.  Every year, the team of women with varying levels of construction experience starts their Women Build day with the site supervisor introducing the day’s work.  Every year, many women learn a completely new skill, from installing sheet rock to using various saws to laying laminate flooring.  After instructions from the site supervisor, AmeriCorps member, or crew leader, the women begin working on their task and dive into a new experience - starting slowly, asking questions, making mistakes, asking more questions, and making progress. 

120 golfers and volunteers turned out for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s 21st annual Raise the Roof Golf Tournament on August 1st, raising over $145,000. That’s a remarkable number that will have an impact across the Twin Cities. “Events like Raise the Roof are a wonderful opportunity to engage people that love to golf and have fun, as well as support Habitat and our mission,” said Habitat President and CEO, Susan Haigh.

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