Community Partner Awards 2017

Cindy and Michael Scheller Family Cindy Scheller is a member of Hammer’s Volunteer Hall of Fame. She has given 1,965 hours of her time in her nineteen years at Hammer. Most of that time was spent with Kelly, who has become a part of her family. Cindy says, “Our family...

A Baseball Fan’s Dream Come True

By: Samantha Cantrall, Communication Specialist at Hammer When Kris went to Twins Fest with her Hammer staff Katie, she had one goal in mind – meet Joe Mauer. There are many Minnesota Twins fans who have a special place in their heart for Joe Mauer, but Kris is an...

An Evening with Gaelynn Lea

By: Samantha Cantrall, Communications Specialist Are you aware of the violinist, Gaelynn Lea? If not, you should be. This woman is a professional musician, expert conversationalist, and motivational speaker all wrapped into one. She hails from Duluth, Minnesota, and...

Oppose Drastic Cuts to Medicaid

MEDICAID (Medical Assistance or MA in Minnesota) Oppose Drastic Cuts to Medicaid that  will be devastating for Minnesotans. Why is this so urgent now? Medicaid (Medical Assistance or MA in Minnesota) is a critical mechanism that ensures healthcare coverage and...

Hammer Home Run 2017

By: Michelle Ryan, Program Manager at Zachary Baseball in January you might ask? …well our answer is YES! Baseball is usually considered a summertime sport, but this year, during one of the coldest days in January, Hammer held its 4th Annual Hammer Home Run event in...

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Author: Emily Lavalier, Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Hammer Residences, and Collage Artist at EmLav Art. Rebecca, a person supported by Hammer, has been on many Hammer Travel trips. Some of the destinations include Disney World, Los Angeles and Hawaii. She has...

Thankful for the Little Things

On this week of Thanksgiving, we at Hammer have so much to be thankful for. Our fantastic staff members keep our programs running smoothly and effectively, and keep the individuals we support happy and successful. Our community and family members are supportive donors and volunteers. And sometimes, just when we think we have seen it all, we are once again humbled by the support and recognition from an unforeseen source. Not only did a stranger take the time to recognize and thank one of our hard-working staff, she also provided a wonderful example of kindness to the individuals.