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Blake MacKenzie

Blake MacKenzie's journey with Habitat began in 2013, and in that time he's worked as a Development Assistant Intern, Advocacy Intern, Development Associate, and is now the Communications Specialist. Prior to Habitat, he graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with majors in English Writing and Biology and a minor in Chemistry, and worked as a Community Organizer. He's an avid reader, makes a good risotto, and enjoys the great outdoors.

Father with his smiling son.

Ideas to Bring the Family Together over the Holidays

During the holiday season, do you look forward to or dread the family table conversations? If you fall into the latter category (even if you don't), you might get a good laugh from this 2015 sketch on Saturday Night Live called "A Thanksgiving...

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Deborah in her Habitat home in front of a wall with lots of photos

What We're Grateful For

This year, like the year before it, has been incredibly challenging for most of us. That's why it's wonderful to have traditions like Thanksgiving...

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Habitat homeowner Deborah and her family in a big group hug.

Your Guide to Simple, Successful Fundraising

You probably see them whenever you log into Facebook: fundraisers. You see your friends raising money for their favorite causes on their birthday, to...

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Carla holding her final home payment check.

Habitat Homeowner Celebrates Paying Off Her Mortgage

At Habitat, we often say that receiving the keys to your new home is the exciting beginning of your homeownership journey. But an equally important...

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Hope Builders Virtual Fundraising Luncheon FAQs

The 10th Annual Virtual Hope Builders Fundraising Luncheon is just around the corner! Join us on Thursday, October 7 at noon for an inspiring...

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Hard Hat & Black Tie Virtual Gala on Saturday, April 24

Virtual Hard Hat & Black Tie FAQs

Are you ready to create homes from the comfort of yours? Our (virtual) Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala is coming up on Saturday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.!

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 The Olson family and friends volunteering together on the home they sponsored. Karen is in the middle (pink shirt), with David next to her (blue shirt).

Karen and David Bring Family and Friends Together for Home Sponsorship

Throughout January, we're showering gratitude on all the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity supporters who make our mission possible. We call it...

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Dr. Lewis

Mapping Disinvestment & Displacement: A Conversation with Dr. Brittany Lewis

This blog is part of our Race & Housing series. Click here to learn more about this series and why it's important. If you looked at a map of...

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Top 10 Stories of 2020

Habitat's Top Ten Stories of 2020

As we approach the end of 2020, it might be tempting to close the book on this turbulent year and not look back. But when we do take time to reflect,...

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Two gray townhouses side-by-side in the sunlight. A waste bin and recycling bin sit in the front of one of the driveways.

Six things you might not know about affordable housing

You might hear the term “affordable housing” used often, whether in the news or by someone you know. Sometimes misconceptions around affordable...

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