Our Charitable Arm: BATC Foundation, Making a Difference One Home at a Time

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For almost 20 years, the BATC Foundation has tapped the talents and resources of our member builders, remodelers, and suppliers to help families who otherwise might not have the opportunity to have a safe and affordable home. The Foundation builds, remodels and repairs homes for Twin Cities families in need, often in partnership with local charities and organizations.

The Foundation couldn’t do this work without the support of the thousands of people who donate $5.00 to tour the Dream Homes and Dream Remodeled Homes during the Parade of Homes every spring and fall. During each event we are able to raise $20,000 to $30,000, which helps us with projects like these that were completed in late 2012 and early 2013:

Full Access: Jack Jablonski Accessibility Project is Complete!
In November, 2012, the BATC Foundation celebrated the completion of the Jablonski Accessibility Project – a renovation that created full wheelchair access throughout the Jablonski’s entire home for Jack, an inspirational high school student injured while playing hockey. The celebration open house recognized the hard work of remodelers Awad & Koontz Architects Builders and Kuhl Design & Build, and honored the incredible strength of Jack, who joined the ranks of Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron and Cal Ripken Jr. when he accepted the CBS Courage in Sports award on November 11th.

War Hero Now Safe at Home
With help from Soderbeck Design and Construction, Inc., Noah Gordon, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving our country in Kuwait as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, was successfully completed in November! We’re extremely pleased to announce that major water problems on the property were addressed and repaired during the four-week long project. Noah will now be able to live safely in his home. We were very proud to assist a true American hero during this project.

Building Safer Homes with Project for Pride in Living
Our partnership with Project for Pride in Living is just now finishing a major renovation and home repair for a single mom and grandma in Minneapolis. The home was in need of a lot of help after major problems that were cosmetically covered up proved to be extremely hazardous and unsafe. BATC Foundation board members participated in a Call-A-Thon to help collect supplies needed to complete this project by our builder partner, Thompson Exteriors, LLC.

The BATC Foundation is working on finalizing projects for 2013. Look for details in the Fall Parade of Homes Guidebooks.


The 2013 Spring Parade of Homes is sponsored by Wells Fargo