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Denise of Hope Harbor

Great Northern blesses Hope Harbor residents

Added on Friday, December 23, 2016

For the third Christmas in a row, every resident at The Salvation Army Hope Harbor housing facility received a present thanks to Great Northern Environmental.

The Oakdale-based company purchased a $25 gift card for each resident of Hope Harbor, a 96-unit supportive housing complex located next to our Harbor Light Shelter in downtown Minneapolis.

Denise (pictured above) has been living at Hope Harbor for a year. She was thankful for her gift card, with plans to use it to buy baking ingredients.

David of Hope Harbor“I like to bake peanut butter cookies,” said Denise, 64. “My specialty is pineapple upside-down cake. I learned that recipe from my mom.”

David (pictured, right), 58, was also thankful for his gift card.

“Believe me, it’s going to get spent up,” he said with a smile. “I’m going to buy some bread and some fresh eggs.”

David loves Hope Harbor. He’s had a hard life, and now he feels like he’s found a home.

“It’s tough out there,” he said. “I’m grateful to be here at Hope Harbor. The staff members go out of their way. They help me spiritually, physically, and mentally.”

Gift cardThe Salvation Army thanks Great Northern Environmental for their annual Christmas donation. If not for their contribution, some Hope Harbor residents would not receive a gift.

“The holidays are a joyful time, but for a lot of residents here, they can be challenging,” said Hope Harbor case manager Bronwen Tynddol. “Beyond the gift cards that Great Northern gives is the sentiment behind it. That in turn makes our residents spread the love unto other people, and it keeps growing, and growing, and growing.”

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