Home Is Where Our Heart Is
by Brookley Wofford, Marketing & PR Consultant for Legacy Restoration in Plymouth, MN
Weathering a storm can be difficult, however restoring your legacy [your home] doesn’t have to be. This is our message to customers after a storm hits and, in turn, compromises the exterior integrity of the structure which has housed family memories for decades or is in it’s beginning stages of becoming home sweet home.
At the heart of it, Legacy Restoration’s mission is to “restore.” However, having a safe and sound place to call home goes much deeper than providing shelter. The notion of home breathes hope, comfort, happiness, love and growth. Our passionate dedication to our core values has taken our restorative mission beyond the landscape of our customer base and laid the foundation for giving back to our community as well.
The Division of Indian Work (DIW) has played an integral part in the urban American Indian community for over 64 years through programs focusing on youth development and strengthening the family circle. Each house the DIW oversees serves as a central hub for empowering and providing a pathway to a better future – all under one roof.
In 2015 The Healing Spirit House which provides a positive and supportive environment along with in-house services for long-term foster care American Indian males, received a donation from Legacy for a full roof replacement. When Legacy received word in 2016 that the DIW's Anpa Wasté House was in desperate need of a new roofing system, we knew the immediate and long-term impact would be significant for this organization. This home in particular provides housing, counseling, mentoring and a variety of other impactful services for American Indian mothers and their families. Legacy was honored to able to donate another roof to the DIW in order to ensure the notion and feeling of home was there for these young individuals – and generations to come.
Ardie Medina, Development Officer at Division of Indian Work and Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, said of the recent donation to the Anpa Wasté House, “In our work with our young residents, the Division of Indian Work strives to impress on them the responsibility and importance of maintaining their homes in good repair in order to provide a safe, comfortable place for themselves and their families. The new roof donated by Legacy Restoration went a long way toward helping us role-model that responsibility to our young moms. Thank you [Legacy Restoration]!”
Legacy would like to thank our generous local partners for helping to keep the spirit of community and giving back alive and well in Minnesota: ABC Supply Company and Old World Exteriors. We collectively hope that works like this continue to inspire businesses to keep an eye out for opportunities to help those in need and serve the surrounding community by utilizing their organization’s unique skillset.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help organizations just like this and other DIW programs, visit www.diw-mn.org. To learn more about Legacy Restoration (recently named a Top 100 Contractor in the U.S. by Roofing Contractor Magazine and nominee for the BBB’s Torch Award for ethics), visit us at www.LegacyRestorationLLC.com or give us a call at 763-354-7660.
DIW’s Anpa Wasté House featuring a full roof replacement donated by Legacy Restoration in November 2016.
Legacy Restoration strongly believes in regular community volunteerism as part of their company culture. They host group events that include packing food at Feed My Starving Children, making blankets to distribute to those in need and gifting sponsored families during the holiday season.