Volunteer of the Month: Bethany Collins

The Volunteer of the Month for November is Bethany Collins! Bethany began as a pet therapy volunteer with Hammer in 2008, and has been volunteering ever since! Bethany was looking for a place to volunteer with her wonderful new puppy, Chase. He is a miniature...

Volunteer of the Month: Andy Bleck

Hammer’s Volunteer of the Month for October is Andy Bleck! Andy first heard about Hammer in 2012, through one of the individuals we support who worked at the Byerly’s in Minnetonka. This individual has a magnetic and funny personality, and would talk a lot about the...

“Hey Jacqi!”

By Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist Jacqi loves Boy George and his band, Culture Club. She has been a fan for many years and has attended his shows every time one of his tours stops in Minnesota. For one of the concerts, Jacqi even purchased a VIP experience...

A Confident Smile

By Hannah Barnes, Communication Specialist Oral hygiene is a key part of living a healthy and happy lifestyle. Individuals living with developmental disabilities often have more frequent and more severe oral health problems than the general population. Most...

Volunteer of the Month: Raga Rachuru

Hammer’s Volunteer of the Month for September is Raga Rachuru! Raga is a Wayzata High School student who first heard about Hammer through the school’s Youth Extending Service volunteer organization. She has been volunteering in Hammer’s Advocacy department over the...

Another Life Lesson

By Ellen Timmerman-Borer, Chief Development Officer So many years of Hammer (35 to be exact!) and I wonder why I am so fortunate to be in this place for so long, feeling satisfied and humbled with our work. Then, a poignant reminder of the why emerges in an unexpected...

Volunteer of the Month: Alexandra DeMarais

Hammer’s Volunteer of the Month for August is Alexandra DeMarais! Alex started as a Hammer volunteer in 2014 while she was still a student at the University of St. Thomas and the Vice President of the Health and Human Performance Club. She was looking to enhance her...

Volunteer of the Month: Mike Stokes

Our July Volunteer of the Month is Mike Stokes, who is also celebrating his one year volunteer Hammerversary! Mike joined us last year after finding Hammer volunteer opportunities on the JustServ app. Based on mutual interests, Mike was matched with Kevin, who lives...

A Culture of Giving: Geritom Medical

Hammer Residences and Geritom Medical began as partners in 2014. Geritom supports Hammer in the field and financially, working closely to provide pharmacy and medical supply services to the individuals we support. Each year Geritom purchases a sponsored table at Reach...