Rebuilding Neighborhoods | In the most disadvantaged neighborhoods of the Twin Cities, Urban Homeworks focuses the combined resources of individuals, churches, businesses, government entities and other nonprofits to transform foreclosed, condemned or boarded properties into dignified, quality places to live.
“Guys night” in 2007 started off as usual. Cards were dealt and the crew was all in. As it happens with a group of old friends, stories of what was going on in each of their lives circled the table. Their wives and children, jobs and vacations filled the conversation.
But what Dan Hunt shared wasn’t just an amusing anecdote or offhand comment about his day that could be casually brushed passed. The story he shared was a direct result of his work as the Housing Services Manager at Urban Homeworks. Being on the front lines with families facing serious hardship in regard to housing gives no shortage of life altering moments, and as he shared some of these introspective learnings, the moments of hardship and hope struck a chord with Tom Bell.
In hearing about the lives that are changed through the act of providing a home, Tom made the decision that it was time for him to be a part of the change. When it came to supporting Urban Homeworks, Tom and his company, Bell Lumber and Pole, were all in.
Eight years later, Bell Lumber and Pole continues to be in our court, pushing more and more people to hear the stories of hope and let the impact wash over their lives. Urban Homeworks couldn’t be more thankful for that “guys night” back in 2007.
Many of you have heard that Bell Lumber and Pole has generously agreed to add $.67 to every new and increased $1 raised...Big news, the match has been raised to $1 for every $1 and it continues through the end of 2015! You can make your money count for more and make a gift that moves families along the path to stability. You are fueling the hope of your neighbors.