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Circle of affirmation: people gathered in a circle sharing positive, feel good, supportive words. If you've never been in a circle of affirmation, it is one of the most gratifying experiences. And on Thursday, May 11th, Habitat Homeowner Nasra and her family celebrated their home dedication with one large, loving, circle of affirmation, leaving everyone in attendance smiling.  

 In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to take a moment to recognize and encourage volunteering through advocacy and community engagement with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity! We truly believe that by working together, so much can be accomplished even without hammers and hard hats. Last Tuesday, those who gathered at the State Capitol for Habitat on the Hill used their voices as their power tool. 

At this week's Habitat for Humanity International Conference, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity received a genuine honor: we were selected as one of 23 organizations recognized by Habitat for Humanity International as an “Affiliate of Distinction.” Out of over 1,300 Habitat affiliates nation-wide, Twin Cities Habitat is the only affiliate recognized from Minnesota, and one of only three affiliates recognized of comparable size.

For Alice, working at Twin Cities Habitat is all about helping families achieve their dreams of homeownership. She estimates that she has met with approximately 5,000 families since starting with Habitat in 2011. And although the vast majority of those families didn’t buy Habitat homes, each one of them got Alice’s undivided attention and respect as they explored options for improving their housing.

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