Celebrating Veteran’s by Volunteering in the Community

BTYR - Twin Cities HFH logoI wanted to reach out and let you know about something Twin Cities Habitat is doing for Veteran’s Day.

Coming up to Veteran’s Day, I wanted to let you know about a special build on November 11th. We’ve set aside 3 different sites throughout the metro area (Blaine, St. Paul, and Shakopee) to give an opportunity to the community to honor and celebrate Veteran’s Day and our Yellow Ribbon Initiative through home building.

I wondered if you could get the word out to the folks in your networks about this unique opportunity? Below is more information about the days and how to sign up to send out to your community:

Celebrate and honor our nation’s service members by helping build a Habitat house on Veterans’ Day. http://volunteer.tchabitat.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a1Cd000000JqTwf

We have opportunities to get involved in Blaine, St. Paul, and Shakopee. Recognizing that Veterans are disproportionately affected by housing challenges, Twin Cities Habitat launched this initiative in 2012 and soon earned Yellow Ribbon accreditation. In the past three years, Twin Cities Habitat volunteers, working through A Brush with Kindness, have helped repair the homes of 34 Veterans and their families. In that same timeframe, five local Veteran families have completed the Homeownership Program and purchased Twin Cities Habitat homes.

To sign up to volunteer, please register for an account at volunteer.tchabitat.org . Click on “Find an Opportunity” on the left and then the “Opportunity Calendar.” Scroll down to November 11th and click on a Veterans’ Build project. If you have any questions please contact Anne Meyers-Welsch at volunteer@tchabitat.org   or 612-305-7114.