In the early evening of May 22, 2011, the 37th and Emerson Avenue intersection in north Minneapolis served as a rendezvous point for a few members of the Urban Homeworks team who live in the neighborhood. Chainsaws in hand, the team members bounced, assisting residents whose lives had just been disrupted by the tornado that ripped through the heart of north Minneapolis. The tornado was devastating, damaging 3,700 of the 7,000 properties in the area, but its power proved unable to destroy the fabric of community woven throughout the neighborhood. It was awe-inspiring to see neighbors lighting up grills and breaking bread together before their food spoiled as they sought comfort in the stability of their relationships. The collective response of the neighborhood was one of pain, but even more than that was determination and goodwill. More...
Thank you for your part in the journey to recovery from the 2011 tornado. It could not be done alone and the health of north Minneapolis cannot be restored alone. We need you.
Ways to Still be Involved:
• Share your story or role in the tornado in the comment section below.
• Join with us in the journey to recovery. Find out more here.