Project Highlight | Anoka Female Veteran’s Home

KENDELL was honored to join Mortenson Construction and Eagle’s Healing Nest on a volunteer project in Anoka, MN. The goal was to make a home specifically for female veterans, making it the first of its kind in Minnesota. Once completed, the home will be able to house up to 28 veterans.

The renovated building once sat abandoned for years. The original property was built in the early 1900s. Owed by the Anoka State Hospital, the space is a former asylum. The revamp of the space is nearly all accredited to volunteers and donations, this includes the labor, expertise and the materials. Bill Lunn from 5 Eyewitness News reports, “None of the funding for Eagle's Healing Nest comes from taxpayer dollars. Butler calls it ‘hearts and hands,’ referring to her volunteers, a group that includes State Senator Jim Abeler, who has donated many hours of his personal time to the project.” 

KENDELL CEO John Katter was passionate to jump on board and help out for a great cause. KENDELL contributed the exterior doors of the home. This consisted of 3070 frames and doors with exit devices, hinges and closers. The project manager helping with the project was Elizabeth Curtis who worked quickly to provide the needed materials.

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