Corporate social responsibility
HandsOn Twin Cities and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities Unite to Provide 9/11 Corporate Volunteer Projects
9/11 was designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2009; to commemorate this anniversary, it is expected that more than 5 million Americans will serve in their communities. HandsOn Twin Cities will partner with local corporations and organizations to pay tribute to this important day, as many of our families have been touched by this devastating event.
To memorialize the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, HandsOn Twin Cities also wants to recognize the recent unfortunate disaster in North Minneapolis. In one day, a tornado effectively devastated an entire community and the need to restore homes is abundantly clear. By repairing homes together, we will support the families that need our help the most.
HandsOn Twin Cities and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities are partnering to provide a unique volunteering event to recognize the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and continue the long-term recovery effort for disaster relief.
Waterville Community Connections
Waterville Community Connections is a group of volunteers that are interested in staying active and productive in our town for the benefit of the entire community. We want to encourage all people in town, the young, the elderly and the in between, to find a project to participate in. Since we were awarded a Horizons grant, our group has expanded to more than downtown beautification. Our flowers on main street are thriving still and we have expanded into more projects. We have greated a friends of the library group to set up summer reading programs for kids, a barrels of hope project to provide holiday meals for those with nowhere to go, a ride around town for seniors that still live in their homes but no longer have cars, a community garden to foster sustainable agriculture and encourage gardening, a 2nd annual Sakatah Arts Experience to get visibility for local artists, craftors, musicians and give kids an opportunity to participate in kite making, tie-dying, puppet shows and sidewalk art. Through the efforts of our group we were able to complete phase 1 of a new Waterville sign.
Coming Together to Help Homeless Veterans
The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) provides transitional and permanent housing and supportive services for Minnesota’s veterans and their families in crisis. Like many non-profit organizations, MACV has limited resources, and the funding that is available goes directly into services, not into the facilities used to provide those services. Companies willing to invest in community projects often have funding and employees who want to volunteer, but typically do not have the expertise to find, coordinate, and oversee these types projects. Through our community improvement project, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities leveraged corporate sponsorship with volunteerism to invest in the facilities used by MACV and the veterans they serve. We partnered with Honeywell Hometown Solutions to make much-needed improvements to the MACV facility, impacting the lives of hundreds of veterans served each year by MACV.