NEWS FROM TWO RIVERS CLT
Volunteer Work Day ~ A true community effort
July 26th was a very busy day for some Two Rivers homeowners, around 60 volunteers, and our own Executive Director, Sherry Timmermann Goodpaster and her husband, Jim.
High school students and their chaperones, as part of a national ELCA youth convention and organized by Service Learning Camps, LLC, arrived at the homes of three Two Rivers CLT homeowners. They also worked on a home that Two Rivers is currently preparing for sale.
These young adults came ready to serve, and they did not disappoint. Yard work, garage clean-outs, interior painting, and assisting a homeowner in a pre-sale home cleaning: these were all part of the day's projects.
With all the jobs completed and the great attitudes displayed, these volunteers truly made a difference in other peoples' lives.
One of the homeowners that was helped had this to say:
"My requested projects were completed to my fullest satisfaction....I was impressed at how friendly and eager to help the volunteers were. I was especially blown away when at the end of their volunteer period they formed a circle and asked if they could pray for my family. I was so touched and grateful for that specific gesture! Wow! Thank you!"
Thank you to all the young adults and chaperones that gave of their time and talents
(some - but not all - of the volunteers are pictured here)
And a special thanks to Service Learning Camps, LLC and the businesses
that donated supplies to this event
Burggraf's Ace Hardware
Cottage Grove, MN
ELCA National Youth Gathering
Service Learning Camps, LLC
Sherwin Williams Paints
Stillwater Community Showcase
Two Rivers CLT had a table at the recent community event in Stillwater, hosted by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.
With many craft projects handed out to kids, a contest for 3 Menards gift cards (guess the number of roofing nails in the jar!), many conversations about our organization, and of course, the best candy available at the showcase, it was a successful day all around.
Resource Directory Available
The past few years have been extreme in every way, and 2022 still finds us in times of uncertainty. If you need help, there are resources available. You can find many types of help on the "Resources" page of our site. In addition, you can also access the Washington County Family Resource Guide -- a comprehensive directory for resources that covers everything from financial counseling to volunteer opportunities, by clicking on the image to the right. One thing to note: the guide is from 2020, so may have items that need updating.
Annual Reports & Newsletters
Two Rivers publishes its Annual Report in December and makes it available to the public. You can find past reports below, as well as some of our past newsletters, which offer insights into what we do and why we do it. Also featured in the newsletters are some stories from our homeowners and others involved in the ongoing mission of Two Rivers Community Land Trust.