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Tom Collins

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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Recent Posts

You Can't Write this Stuff

Posted at 11:45 AM on October 16, 2017

Coupled with the excitement of volunteering for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is fear that I’ll screw up. Which I do. Quite...

The Michaelson's Passion for Helping Others is Generational

Posted at 3:32 PM on August 28, 2017

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

It Takes a Village

Posted at 1:30 PM on July 31, 2017

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...

Habitat volunteering is good for the soul

Posted at 9:00 AM on July 7, 2017

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