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Les on site.

From Build Sites to ReStore—Les' Volunteer Journey

Les started volunteering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity in 1996 while working as a registered nurse at Abbott Northwestern hospital. Dennis,...

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A man kneeling on the ground to install flooring in a home.

Years After Buying His Habitat Home, Edgar Still Loves to Volunteer

In early 2024, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity launched an innovative new program for Habitat homeowners called Volunteer and Learn. This program...

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Chris (center) volunteering at an event.

Part of Something Bigger—Chris' Volunteer Story

Photo: Chris (center) volunteering at an event. "I love building things—I've been doing it ever since I was a kid," said Chris, a retired...

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A Habitat homeowner smiles while volunteer on a site.

Announcing Volunteer and Learn for Habitat Homebuyers and Homeowners

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 on the concept of “partnership housing,” where those in need of shelter worked side-by-side...

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Kathleen working on a roof.

Committed to the Work—Kathleen’s Volunteer Story

Kathleen’s 35-year career as a chemical engineer with 3M connected her to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. But the vision of an equitable Twin...

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Volunteers standing together outside of house

“It’s Not About Me,” A Long-time Volunteer Perspective & Tribute

Although Karin O’Connor stated “It’s not about me, it’s about the whole community coming together to make a difference,” this article is actually...

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Owen, back row center, and his regular crew.

Satisfaction You Can’t Buy—Owen’s Volunteer Story

Owen is pictured above, fourth from the right in the back row. When Owen, a commercial electrician by trade, retired in 2013, he knew he needed...

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David hammering.

"I'll Be Doing This As Long As I Can"—David's Volunteer Story

During the summer of 2016, David spent quality time with his son by volunteering on a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity build site in St. Paul....

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StoryTeller Media + Communications team at the Habitat for Humanity build site

Building More Than Homes: A Day of Purpose and Unity

Guest blog by StoryTeller Media + Communications

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Michael using a saw on the build site.

Giving Back in Retirement: Meet Volunteer Michael

When Michael retired from his 35-year career as a pediatric nurse anesthetist at Children’s Minnesota, he knew he still wanted to be active and give...

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