Volunteer Spotlight–Kim Hoffman

Each year, we present Community Partner Awards to individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on the lives of those we serve, or whose efforts have greatly supported our work. Since 1993, we’ve recognized 70 nominees who serve as role models of compassion and service as well as...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Marshall and Dru Anderson

We wish to congratulate and celebrate two of our long-time volunteers, Marshall and Dru Anderson, as they retire from over 20 years of volunteer service with Hammer Residences. The Andersons say it was Hammer’s former CEO, Tim Nelson, who recruited them as volunteers. Marshall’s son (Dru’s...

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One Family’s Story Behind the Masks

By Angela Bernhardt, Director of Major Gifts When the pandemic began, Sue Pretzel called the hospital in Aitken, Minnesota to see how she could help.  A lifelong quilter, she was sent a pattern for face masks and got to work at her home on Big Sandy Lake in McGregor using her vast supply of fabric...

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