Volunteer and Donate to Help Local Communities

Volunteer Event

Join Local 49 on Friday, June 21st for the Land of 1,000 Lakes Day of Action  volunteer event hosted by United Way, Itasca County Habitat for Humanity and the Itasca County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to help residents in the Oakland Addition area in Itasca County.

Volunteers will be helping homeowners who are currently unable to keep up with maintenance  of their homes due to age, disability, or financial hardship.

Volunteers will be working on projects such as: 

  • Yard: leaf-raking, landscaping, gardening, pruning
  • Exterior: window washing, painting, installing ramps and grab bars
  • Minor Repairs: steps, doors, windows, roof
  • General Clean-up: dispose of items such as garbage, mattresses, old appliances and electronics

Members and your families are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers can sign up before the event or between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21st. Volunteers can help for an hour and up to the entire time of the event, they will accept any help they can get.

Click here to sign up to volunteer now!

Collecting Donations at the Local 49 Metro Area Summer Picnic

Local 49 is partnering with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans to collect donations for their Move-in Kits. The kits are given to veterans and their families when they move into stable housing and out of homelessness.  The kits include basic necessities that somebody moving out of homelessness would not be able to afford and helps them get started so they can maintain a stable living environment.

We will be collecting donations at the summer picnic on June 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Hope Glen Farm of items included on the donation list. Donations could include an entire assembled kit, or any of the items listed. Gift Cards to grocery stores and cash donations will also be greatly appreciated. All money raised will be used to complete as many move in kits as possible.

Local 49 is committed to helping those who sacraficed so much for our country. We recognize many of our own members are military veterans and we are dedicating more of our outreach efforts to assist the military veteran community. These events are just the start of many future volunteer and community events that Local 49 will be involved in. If you have any questions please contact Kipp Hanson, Local 49 Political Organizer, at 612-391-7176 or e-mail here.