Volunteer of the Month: Jim Clesas

Congratulations to Hammer’s Volunteer of the Month, Jim Clesas! Jim Clesas joined Hammer’s volunteer corps after he heard about opportunities through State Farm’s “Neighborhood of Good” campaign. Jim wanted to find a volunteer opportunity that gave him the...

A Sense of Community

By Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist The sense of community is one of the most important things to Frankie’s Chicago Style restaurant. Located in New Hope, they aim to be involved in the community, whether that’s by attending charity events, or just getting to...

They Came Today

Blog by Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist, Poem by Matteo Musso Hammer had the privilege of welcoming Matteo Musso and his mother, Annette Musso, to our most recent all-staff meeting. Matteo presented his journey to communication after 12 years of silence....

A Passion for Sports

By Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist Sports are what make Leah tick. From the time she was a young child to now, they have always been her passion. Her first love was dance, which she got involved in through her foster sister. Leah immediately loved dance...

Sarah: An Above and Beyond Citizen

By Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist Sarah moved to a Hammer-supported apartment at the end of summer in 2017. Even though she has only been there a short amount of time, she is already thriving in her community. Recently, she won the “Above & Beyond Award”...

Hammer’s Own “Minneapolis Miracle”

By Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist Deb is a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan. Every Sunday that the Vikings play, she specifically plans her day around game time. She has been a huge fan since she was a small child. Deb is the first person to support them – win...

Running Through Disney

By Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist Everyone has goals. Sometimes they are easily attainable and other times they are lofty. Ally Lawrence, Program Manager at Welcome Place, decided she wanted to participate in the Walt Disney Marathon Weekend. The Walt Disney...

Warming Up the Holiday Season

By Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist Safety and comfort are top priorities at Hammer Residences. Because of generous donors, we are able to ensure each of those standards are met in our everyday care. Recently, the 25-year-old furnace at our Queensland home was...

Building Relationships

By Angela Bernhardt, Director of Major Gifts The deck before renovation. In August of 2016, we received an email from Spencer Agnew who had recently took on a new position managing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program at Hennepin County. Beginning in...