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North Side Rebuilding Block Party to bring community together

Saturday, May 19

As the one-year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that struck North Minneapolis approaches, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is joining forces with neighborhood partners to host the North Side Rebuilding Block Party on Saturday, May 19th from 10am-1pm. This free event will celebrate the 30 repair projects Habitat has completed so far and the kick-off of the NRI (Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative) project designed to stabilize and strengthen an 8-block area of North Minneapolis that was first struck by the foreclosure crisis and then the tornado.

This block party has grown from a small gathering to THE event to commemorate the tornado and the courage of a community that has overcome so much. The groups taking part include JACC (Jordan Area Community Council), Rebuilding It Right, Juxtaposition Arts, and the City of Minneapolis. Several other organizations will be present to take part in a resource fair for the still-damaged community.

Event details:
When: Saturday, May 19th 2012 10am-1pm
Where: 30th Avenue North and Logan Avenue North in Minneapolis.
What: Free food, live music, kids’ games and activities, a resource fair, live program

Speakers for live program: (scheduled to begin at 10:45am)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison
City Council Member Don Samuels
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity President Susan Haigh

Musical lineup of hip hop artists:
Zac H-B

Media Contact:
Matt Haugen, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, 612-239-6426 matt.haugen@tchabitat.org

About Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. An award-winning nonprofit housing developer, Twin Cities Habitat is committed to building the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the region by producing, preserving and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities. www.tchabitat.org

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