One year after a devastating tornado...
A community rises - determined to rebuild and heal. Thanks to all of the generous individuals who gave their time and money to help those affected, and to the many organizations working together to rebuild this vibrant part of our community.
Patching up homes and hope
Urban Homeworks received funding from the Minnesota Helps Fund to make repairs to homes, and to help increase the participation of Northside minority contractors in tornado response efforts and assist in their certification and quality control.
Tornado Hits North Minneapolis
On Sunday, May 22, 2011, North Minneapolis experienced the devastating chaos of a severe tornado system, tragically leaving one resident dead, injuring dozens more and rendering thousands homeless as trees, water and debris destroyed families' homes and the security of their community.
Youth take on “extreme neighborhood makeover”
Youth from Tree Trust’s job training program are helping repair and rehab homes and rental units damaged by the tornado. This experience allows youth to earn a wage while rebuilding North Minneapolis and having a direct impact in their neighborhood.
Minnesotans Pitch In
On June 4th, 2,000 volunteers came to North Minneapolis in a coordinated effort to help clear debris from homes that suffered tornado damage.
Repairing tornado-damaged homes in north Minneapolis
“We were committed to do work in North Minneapolis before the grant,” says Matthew Haugen of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, which received $50,000 to help under-insured homeowners to make repairs to damaged properties.
Young Northsiders clean up north Minneapolis
EMERGE’s StreetWerks employs young Northsiders to clean up the impacted zones. The program received funding from the Minnesota Helps Fund to help north Minneapolis and its residents recover from the tornado.