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Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger

This blog was written by a guest blogger. Guests blog posts are contributed by Habitat volunteers, supporters, donors, and other community members! If you're interested in submitting a guest blog post, please email socialmedia@tchabitat.org.

Building Community Blog

Guest Blog by Grant Gray
Leadership Giving Officer

With hot coffee and fresh donuts in hand, Builder's Circle volunteers gathered at a Habitat build site for a morning safety talk from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Site Supervisor Dave Madzo and AmeriCorps Matt Benson. As they wrapped up the talk Dave reminded the volunteers that at the heart of everything we do, “Habitat is about building communities."

Guest blog by Caitlin Magistad
Twin Cities Habitat Staff

On April 26, more than 115 Habitat Housing Heroes took over the Minnesota Capitol to advocate for affordable housing at Habitat on the Hill MN 2018! Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity advocates for affordable housing policies and funding at the local, state, and federal levels because we know Habitat can't simply build our way out of our community's current housing affordability crisis. In order to achieve our mission to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience, it will take resources and commitments from public and private sectors alike to ensure that all our neighbors have a safe, stable place to live.

Guest blog by Molly Sina

 

“The joy that is emanating in this room… it’s electric in the air!" Susie DeShon, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Dedications Committee Member, began the group dedication on the evening of April 30with the perfect description of the atmosphere. The room truly was electric; filled with eight families, their children, and Twin Cities Habitat staff.

Guest blog by Shannon Twiss
Volunteer Coordinator

Although it’s hard to believe given the weekend’s weather, spring is just around the corner! This May, we will be completing a second set of chore services as a pilot for our new Age In Place program. Last fall, we partnered with nine senior homeowners to complete chore services. Forty-two volunteers provided 180 hours of leaf-raking, garden clean-up, pruning and yard clean-up.

This spring, we will be doing similar work as in the fall, as well as helping homeowners prepare their gardens for planting.

Guest Blog by Lillie Taggart 
AmeriCorps Member at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

If you read Nick's last post about our time working at Jerry's house, you'll recall our work in Orange and exploration of Texas' Golden Triangle. We were far from home and tired from work, but there was more in store!

Our next step was Austin for a day of relaxation and play. A tour around the capitol building drove home factually what we had already learned experientially: Texas is quite different from Minnesota.

Guest blog by Shannon Twiss
Volunteer Coordinator and AmeriCorps member

April 15 – 21 is National Volunteer Recognition week, not just at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, but all across the country. Each year, nonprofit organizations and communities recognize volunteers and celebrate service. National Volunteer Week was established by Points of Light, and started in 1974.

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