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Rochester, MN 55902


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108 West Vine Street

Owatonna, MN 55060


Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity's Response to COVID-19



Dear Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity family:


In a time of uncertainty, Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity is continually assessing the safety and well being of our volunteers, staff, shoppers, donors, and partner families.


For the most current and accurate information, we will be monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Minnesota Department of Public Health.  We will base our decisions on this information, as well as any guidance we receive from Habitat for Humanity International and the Habitat State Support Organization.       


Please see current updates for our organization below:




We have made the decision to suspend all ReStore operations for the duration of the Shelter in Place order.  Following the conclusion of the order on April 10th, we will remain closed to the public through May 1st, but will begin the process of preparing to reopen. We are not currently accepting any ReStore donation drop-offs at our 3034 40th Ave NW, Rochester MN location through May 1st.  We hope to resume our donation pick ups in Mid-April.  Any of these dates may be extended, based on further developments.  We will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis.  


Once the ReStore has reopened to the public, we will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of all including:


  • Cleaning and disinfecting all doors, computers, telephones, light switches, countertops, restrooms, merchandise, surfaces, and additional public spaces.

  • Making gloves available for use for the handling of money at the register.

  • Volunteers and staff will be asked to stay home if they feel ill, are exhibiting symptoms, or believe they may have been exposed to someone who is ill or exhibiting symptoms.

  • We will implement a “no contact” policy for any guests (e.g. handshakes, hugs, high fives, etc.)


Events, Volunteer Info:


  • All volunteer activity on worksites is suspended through May 1st.

  • Hops for Habitat has been canceled on April 4th in Owatonna.  New date is April 10, 2021.  

  • Studs, Struts & Stilettos has been postponed on April 9 in Rochester.  New date TBD.

  • Tacos for Two Rivers Fundraiser at Taco Jed in Rochester - June 3, 6-10pm

  • TerraLoco $5/5K Walk and Run Fundraiser in Rochester - Aug 3, 5:30-7pm

  • Restore Fest in Rochester Aug 8 Time TBD


We are aware that our decisions may cause inconveniences and impact the work we do in the near future, but we also want to do what is best for the community at large, especially the more vulnerable populations.


We need your support more than ever.


What can you do to help?


Pray. We ask you to join us in prayer for the health of Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity volunteers, supporters, staff, partners, and families, as well as those around the world who are affected by COVID-19.


Give. Please consider donating. We cannot accept ReStore donations right now, but you can continue to support our Homeownership and Critical Home Repair Programs through your monetary donations allowing us to continue our mission to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope once it is again safe to do so. Give at https://www.tworivershabitat.org/donate


Stay Safe. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. We ask the community to remain vigilant, follow best practices for disease mitigation, and to keep the faith that together we can beat COVID-19. 


We will continue monitoring this situation and send updates accordingly. This situation continues to change, and we appreciate your patience as we move through this together.


Thank you for your ongoing support of Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity and please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.