St. Joe's works alongside a coalition of Northwestern suburban churches - St. Joseph the Worker, St. Gerard's, Unity of Minneapolis and Word of Peace - and Twin Cities Habitat each summer.
The Mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity:
To eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience.
When families have a stable, affordable home, they can:
Provide stability for their children
Gain improved health, physical safety, and security
Increase educational and job prospects
Be engaged in their communities
2016 Build - New construction - Minneapolis
2015 Build - New construction - Robbinsdale
2014 Build - Rehab site - Coon Rapids
2013 Build - Rehab site - New Hope
2012 Build - new construction - Coon Rapids
Want to help out next year? Adults, teens or groups can volunteer one day, once a week, a full week or anything in between. Specifics on build location and dates will be announced in the Spring. Sign up begins in the late Spring and can be done through the build weeks. The last two years have been new construction but Habitat also does rehab work on homes. Volunteers do not need to have prior construction experience.
Youth under the age of 16 are not allowed on the site (except to deliver food). Youth 16-17 will be allowed to volunteer if there is one adult supervisor for every four teenagers. Individual 18-years-olds do not need to be supervised, but they cannot act as supervisors for younger people. Adult supervisors will need to work directly alongside the that they are supervising. The adults should have some construction skills and experience in order to guide the youth. Youth will also need to complete a waiver of libility and construction field trip permission form with Parent/Guardian signatures.
To learn more contact Jason Wittak at 763-544-3352 ext. 118, or