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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.

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Guest blog by Courtney Maas
Global Village Volunteer

The culmination of all of our hard work reached a pinnacle, as we tied ribbon on the front doors to the homes we’ve worked on all week for our Nicaraguan families. You could sense the families gratitude the moment we stepped on the job site this morning. They gave us gifts of homemade goods and crafts and shared laughs and hugs.

Guest blog by Jeffrey Timm
Global Village Volunteer

Madrugada - twilight . . . aves - birds.  Birds popping into the soundscape, reminding me somehow of the froth scuba boat captains notice on the ocean’s surface.  A bubbling that starts with one panicked little fish trying to evade the belly of a whale shark, which turns into a roaring boil once the rest of the school catches on.  One natural phenomenon calls to another in the waking moments.  Latin American has a way of awakening the senses.  The bird song this early morning was accentuated by the occasional kick start of a motorcycle and the zoom of a car outside our hotel.  

Guest Blog by Polina Montes De Oca
Twin Cities Habitat Staff

On February 14th, 350 Habitat affiliate staff and Habitat homeowners from all over the nation filled the Unites States Capitol to advocate for affordable housing resources with their members of Congress. Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) hosts Habitat on the Hill: DC on an annual basis, a two-day conference setting the political scene and equipping us to meet with our legislators. This year, I had the opportunity to participate in the event along with my colleagues Dennis Chick, our warehouse manager, Pam Johnson and Caitlin Magistad, our advocacy team staff, and Susan Haigh, our CEO. Did you know that Minnesota has a total of 30 Habitat affiliates? We also were joined by Rochester Area HFH Director Kevin Worden, Rice County HFH Dayna Norvold and Concordia Moorhead College Campus Chapter Angie Stahlmann.

Guest Blog by Caitlin Magistad
Twin Cities Habitat Advocacy Staff

Minnesota's legislative session starts today! With more than 580,000 Minnesota households paying more than they can afford for housing, we’re anxious to be back at the Capitol working to ensure that all Minnesotans have a safe place to call home. 

Guest Blog by Shannon Twiss and Lillie Taggart
2017-18 Habitat AmeriCorps Members

You might just be adjusting to the chilly winter temperatures, but early in December on the first really cold weekend of the winter, 17 members of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's AmeriCorps cohort bundled up and made the trek north to Virginia, Minnesota. We spent three days putting up siding (yes, outdoors), learning about a different Habitat affiliate, and getting to know one another better.

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