Building Community Blog

Guest Blog by Shannon Twiss
Resident Outreach Coordinator

Over 70 volunteers came to Morgan Avenue in the Jordan neighborhood of North Minneapolis as early as 6:30 a.m. on Saturday to set up for the 2017 Jordan Week of Kindness celebration. Coffee in hand and ready to work hard, they prepared a resource fair, block clean-up, and planting projects.

Nicolas Mendler is excited to bring his expertise to the newly created Data and Intake Specialist role on the Homeowner Development team. His smattering of experiences fit in perfectly with the work he’ll be doing. But the journey that led him to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity wasn’t direct, spanning sectors and crisscrossing continents.

Unlike many of her peers, Linda Griffin knew what she wanted for her career at the young age of 14. At the time, she had been working at the local Phillis Wheatley Community Center in Minneapolis, and she was in charge with helping put on the yearly talent show. A judge from the talent show (who also happened to be a bank president) invited Linda to orchestrate the ice cream social event that was coming up at his bank. After helping with that event, Linda fell in love with the banking industry.

It’s safe to say that Cindy Vahle is a jack of all trades— from working as a flight attendant to coordinating Children’s Hospital Health Unit, her resume is extremely impressive. When the position for Intake Associate became available at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, there was no doubt she could handle the role.

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