Our Charities


The mission of Hearts & Hammers – Twin Cities is to provide exterior home improvement assistance for senior and disabled homeowners so that they may continue living independently.
This is accomplished by organizing teams of volunteers and providing them with the necessary leadership, expertise, resources, and materials. A typical Hearts & Hammers home requires significant exterior painting, moderate carpentry, and landscaping to restore the weatherproofing, security, and overall appearance of the home. Assistance is provided at no cost to homeowners and is completed on Program Days held twice yearly. Program Days represent the culmination of multiple activities, including home selection; Team Captain training; needs assessment; materials and resource coordination; volunteer registration; and site preparation.

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Gopher Global

Gopher Global is a collaboration of the University of Minnesota’s student-athletes and alumni determined to positively impact communities.We are willing to help by sharing and volunteering our gopher pride in a way that is beneficial to your community. Each trip we hope to depart knowing that we did what we could to leave the communities we served in a better position than before.We also anticipate that with our services we will leave a positive outlook and support of gopher athletics and the University of Minnesota.

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Feed My Sheep

The Food Shelf is one of the many ways Messiah Lutheran Church (Lakeville) tries to help the community. Donations arrive weekly from Rainbow and Cub Foods, as well as many individual church members and community groups.

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