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Last year Legacy Restoration completed their second Roof Deployment Project for a deserving veteran, Steven Ripp. Steven is a Navy veteran (1971-1977) who has lived in Minneapolis since 1984 and had a roof in rough shape. That’s when Twin Cities Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness program and Legacy Restorations stepped in to help.

Kalia loves her job as a second-grade teacher at Hope Community Academy in St. Paul. And she deeply knows how important a stable home is for success in school, because she remembers life before and after her parents bought their Habitat home.

That home made a big difference for Kalia’s family—just like you make a big difference in the lives of local families when you support Habitat.

When Kera saw the Habitat volunteer opportunity pop up at work, she jumped on it. A full volunteer day would give her the chance to spend some quality time in-person with her team, since she mostly works from home with Ameriprise Financial. And over the last few years, Habitat for Humanity has become really close to Kera’s heart.

That’s because Kera worked with Habitat to purchase a home on the open market.

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners and kids to share a story answering the question: "What does your home mean to you?" Here's one of the winning stories from the youth contest in their own voice. Story and photos shared with their permission.

Written by Vivian O., who's lived in her parents' Habitat home since 2017 (Vivian's dad and her brother also wrote a stories for the contest).

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the question: "What does your home mean to you?" Here's one of the winning stories in the homeowner's own voice. Story and photos shared with their permission.

Written by 8-year-old Erik B., whose family partnered with the A Brush with Kindness home repair program in 2018.

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the question: "What does your home mean to you?" Here's one of the winning stories in the homeowner's own voice. Story and photos shared with their permission.

Written by Beth B., A Brush with Kindness home repair participant in 2018.

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners and kids to share a story answering the question: "What does your home mean to you?" Here's one of the winning stories from the youth contest in their own voice. Story and photos shared with their permission.

Written by Moses O., who's lived in his parents' Habitat home since 2017 (Moses' dad also wrote a story for the contest—read it here).

On a hot summer day, you might find Naja out on a Habitat build site with her volunteer crew from Securian Financial. As she puts on her hard hat and gets to work on a table saw, she thinks about the kids who will one day live there. She envisions the yard where they’ll play, the dining room where they’ll share meals, the rooms where they’ll study.

She can see these scenes so clearly because she was one of those kids.

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the question: "What does your home mean to you?" Here's one of the winning stories in the homeowner's own voice. Story and photos shared with their permission.

Written by DeAngela Flournoy, Habitat Homeowner since 1997.

Hi, my name is DeAngela Flournoy, I was blessed with my home in 1997 through Habitat for Humanity. It was the first Habitat home to be built in Bloomington, MN. 

Back then I guess what home meant to me was a place to live, something nice to have your family own and be in. It wasn’t till ten years later and now, that you really understand what a HOME really means.

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