By Angela Bernhardt, Director of Major Gifts
Hammer Residences is excited to welcome Twin City Heating, Air and Electric back as a sponsor of Hammer’s Reach for Ralph, presented by Geritom Medical. We are thrilled to return to an in-person event at Quincy Hall, in the heart of the arts district of Northeast Minneapolis, on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
There’s a family connection between Hammer and Twin City Heating, Air and Electric. Business owner Wymond Wong’s wife, Julie Wesley-Wong, is a member of Hammer’s Board of Directors, and her brother, Mickey, lives at a Hammer home in Minnetonka.
“My connection with Hammer began when my brother Mickey moved into Hammer’s Boys Floor in 1978, when he was 11 years old, and I was 12. It has been more than 40 years since that big day, and I’m glad to say that Mickey leads a happy life at Hammer, full of people he loves. Mickey is active in the community, and with the support of his caregivers, he is able to pursue the things he loves and enjoys” says Julie. “Mom taught us that all people matter, to treat people as you’d like to be treated, and that Mickey deserves to live a full life just like everyone else. I’m pleased that as my husband’s company has grown, Twin City Heating, Air and Electric is able to be a $10,000 sponsor of Reach for Ralph.”
Wymond Wong and his team at Twin City Heating and Air are committed to exceptional customer service and are in the business of serving people, not equipment. They have the motto People first, always. This focus on relationships and core values that guide their work are one of the many reasons why Twin City Heating and Air was named the Best Minority Owned Business of the Year at The Business Excellence awards in 2020 held in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2021 they added a master electrician and electrical department and the company is now called Twin City Heating, Air and Electric. With headquarters in Blaine, there are 32 team members serving the Twin Cities.
“I have worked to establish not only a great company, but to serve the community and give back. Our team members are our greatest asset. We are dedicated to hard work, collaboration and building open and honest relationships to promote a positive team and family spirit. We are proud to support Hammer Residences and individuals served such as Mickey.”
You can support and celebrate all abilities! Become a supporter of Reach for Ralph. The full and meaningful life that Mickey has enjoyed since 1978 at Hammer is only possible because of financial donations. Please consider being a sponsor or donating an item or gift card to our auctions. Contact Angela at 952-345-8519 or email ABernhardt@Hammer.org to make your difference.