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Blake MacKenzie

Blake MacKenzie's journey with Habitat began in 2013, and in that time he's worked as a Development Assistant Intern, Advocacy Intern, Development Associate, and is now the Communications Specialist. Prior to Habitat, he graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with majors in English Writing and Biology and a minor in Chemistry, and worked as a Community Organizer. He's an avid reader, makes a good risotto, and enjoys the great outdoors.

Collage of recycling options.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. ReStore!

You maybe know a bit about Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's ReStore home improvement outlets. That they take donations of new and gently-used home improvement items, furniture, appliances, and more, sell them at a steep discount, and use the...

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New Brighton ReStore sales floor.

New Brighton ReStore Reaches 1,000 Monthly Donations

The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet in New Brighton has hit a major milestone. For the last three months, the store...

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ReStore team celebration $1 million in sales.

Minneapolis ReStore hits $1 Million in sales

After opening its doors in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis in September 2016, the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home...

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The New Brighton ReStore.

A Tale of Two ReStores

As you might imagine, there are many similarities between the two Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStores (one located in New Brighton, the other...

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ReStore volunteer aprons.

Many Hands, One Goal at ReStore

Ask a regular volunteer at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStores what volunteering is like, and at some point they’ll probably tell you it’s like...

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Ruben and Emanuel at the ReStore.

A First Job that Makes a Difference

When your first job as a high schooler is at a Twin Cities Habitat ReStore, you can rest assured that you’ll have plenty of variety in your work....

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Navy volunteers with a finished birdhouse.

Navy Makes a Splash at ReStore

The U.S. Navy sailed into the Twin Cities for “Navy Week” in mid-July, and they were everywhere—diving into aquariums, skydiving into parks,...

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Rough-sawn planks on a trolley.

From Forest Floor to Sales Floor: The Story of a Beautiful ReStore Donation

The ReStore recently received a rare find: beautiful oak and maple rough-sawn planks. For $1 a square foot, this lumber’s a steal. And it’s all...

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Grant at ReStore.

Turning a ReStore job into a labor of love

“When I started working at the ReStore, I didn’t know much about Habitat,” said Grant Carlson, Operations Coordinator at Twin Cities Habitat’s New...

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A photo of Jim Larsen.

Retiree Jim finds unique volunteer opportunity at the ReStore

Some Habitat volunteers swing hammers and raise walls on a build site. Others paint or do repair work for existing homeowners with Habitat’s A Brush...

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