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Tom Collins

Tom Collins recently retired after a career as a marketing and communications executive at the Saint Paul Port Authority, an industrial redevelopment agency, which, like Habitat for Humanity, works from the ground up to help people prosper in Saint Paul. Prior to employment at the Port, Tom was a print journalist for newspapers in Davenport, IA, Milwaukee, WI, and Saint Paul, MN, where he wrote about issues primarily focused on sustainable urban development. Tom is now writing fiction in the form of a play and a series of short stories.

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You Can't Write this Stuff

Coupled with the excitement of volunteering for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is fear that I’ll screw up. Which I do. Quite often. In any other job, I would have been “let go” long ago. But my supervisor Dave Madzo grins and bears my presence...

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The Michaelson's Passion for Helping Others is Generational

It’s the look in their eyes that gives them away and on which I hone every Wednesday at whatever Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity site I’m working. I...

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It Takes a Village

We gather around 8:30 a.m. each morning, holding our coffee cups and waiting our turn at a piece of tape, where we scribble our first names and...

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Habitat volunteering is good for the soul

Nothing takes the sting out of the frustrating debasement that is today’s political dialogue than pounding a 16-penny nail into a floor tress of a...

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