BATC Foundation Partners with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities

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The Builders Association of the Twin Cities Foundation recently announced a new partnership with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities.  Through this partnership, the two non-profit organizations will make repairs to the homes of three North Minneapolis families.  These repairs are provided at no cost to the homeowner.

“We’re very excited to begin a new partnership with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities,” said Sara Anderson, Builders Association of the Twin Cities Foundation chair. “With our construction expertise and Rebuilding Together’s network into the communities, this is a perfect marriage.”

One of the families that will receive assistance through this partnership is a homeowner named Erin, who is the primary caregiver of her two year old grandson.  Erin has not been able to keep up with repairs to her Camden neighborhood home and has received citations from the City of Minneapolis.  The BATC Foundation has enlisted member and builder partner, Ironwood Carpentry to manage the project and make repairs on Erin’s home. Ironwood Carpentry will also serve as the Foundation’s Builder Partner for two more projects with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities.

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The Foundation will  join Rebuilding Together Twin Cities this Saturday, April 28th, for National Rebuilding Day. On this day, Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country will partner with volunteers to make critical home repairs for thousands of homeowners in need. From 7:30 am to 4:00 PM, 250 volunteers will be working on 20 homes in North Minneapolis to complete repairs and updates, including several that had been damaged in last summer’s tornado. Look for the Foundation’s Chalet at Folwell Park.

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities Foundation is a nonprofit organization that partners with local building professionals to rehabilitate old homes and build new homes in the Twin Cities Community, helping to make the dream of homeownership come true for low-income families. In 2011 the Foundation completed four projects that included a two-phase remodeling of the home of a wounded Veteran, a basement remodel to provide more living space for a family of seven, a new home for an immigrant family in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and replacing a broken air conditioner for a single-mom with a severely asthmatic daughter. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), a trade organization which represents more than 1,000 member firms involved in all phases of the home building and remodeling industries. BATC presents the Parade of Homes(sm) and Remodelers Showcase®, and is dedicated to providing a diverse selection of quality and affordable housing to the Twin Cities area. BATC is among the top 10 local Home Builders Associations in the United States. For more information, visit them online at

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities’ mission is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. This ensures that low-income homeowners — particularly older adults, people living with a disability and families with children — live in warmth, safety, and independence.  An affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together organization, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has been preserving and revitalizing homes and communities in the metropolitan area since 1997. Programs provide opportunities for community involvement and support for community volunteers. Through sponsors and volunteer efforts, they also strive to have an impact on communities and the non-profit places where neighborhood members gather. For more information visit