Contacts: Matt Haugen, (612) 239-6426 Matt Laible, (612) 673-2786

May 29, 2012

It’s police officers vs. firefighters in
“Heroes for Habitat” building competition

What: Minneapolis police officers and firefighters will join with Habitat homeowners in some friendly competition as they help build and complete landscaping work for two new Habitat homes. They’ll be competing for a trophy and department pride while helping two hardworking, low-income families become homebuyers.

When: Thursday, May 31. Volunteers start work at 8:30 a.m. The competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a trophy presentation around 11 a.m. Officials from the City of Minneapolis and Twin Cities Habitat will speak to the volunteers and homeowners during a short lunch program.

Where: The homes are at 2200 and 2210 Irving Ave. N. in Minneapolis

Details: “Heroes for Habitat” is an opportunity for the men and women who serve north Minneapolis every day as police officers and firefighters to interact with residents in a fun, friendly and casual way. They will be building community bonds as the teams race to finish their work first. Pictures, video and interviews with Minneapolis police and firefighters will be available throughout the day. Interviews will also be available with Habitat homeowners.

Media Contacts:

Matt Haugen, 612-239-6426
Twin Cities Habitat Communications Manager


Matt Laible, 612-673-2786
City of Minneapolis Communications

About Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. An award-winning nonprofit housing developer, Twin Cities Habitat is committed to building the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the region by building, preserving and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.

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Published May 29, 2012



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