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Twin Cities Habitat becomes first nonprofit recognized with Yellow Ribbon for Veterans work

Accreditation event for Twin Cities Habitat on Tuesday, November 13 to include Governor Dayton and all-woman Veteran volunteer crew


Event Details:
Tuesday, November 13th at 10AM at 585 Cook Avenue East in St. Paul (55130).
As part of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, a crew of women veteran volunteers will be building on a day where we’ll celebrate our accreditation as a Yellow Ribbon organization. Lowe’s provided a $60,000 grant to sponsor this home.

Presentation Speakers:
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

Brigadier General Robert F. Cayton
Annette Kuyper, Director of Military Outreach for Department of Military Affairs
Mary Kay Valento, Lowe’s
Susan Haigh, CEO and President of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Background information:
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s has a new initiative to help more local Veterans with affordable housing issues. Hundreds of Veterans, wanting to continue to serve, have already volunteered on Habitat building sites through this effort. The search is now on for local Veterans interested in buying Twin Cities Habitat homes. Meanwhile, home repair projects, including accessibility ramps and critical home improvements, are in the works for Veterans and their families. These efforts have earned Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity the honor of being the first nonprofit to be accredited as a Yellow Ribbon organization in Minnesota.

Note: Even if you do not cover this event, please help Twin Cities Habitat get the word out that we are looking for Veterans interested in becoming Habitat homebuyers. On Thursday, November 15, Twin Cities Habitat will be raising funds through Give to the Max Day to support our work with Veterans.

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. 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

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, has donated nearly $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2006. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. In 2011, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $32 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.



matt haugen

matt haugen

Matt Haugen has been collecting and sharing the great stories of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as Communications Manager since 2010. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from Northwestern University before spending ten years writing for TV news in the Twin Cities. He’s passionate about convincing people when he’s right on things, and being educated about it when he’s not.

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